Photo: Moth is well-disguised as a leaf

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Our photo of the day presents another great example of how animals adapt to create uncanny camouflage.

Is it a leaf or a moth? It's a leaf-seeming moth, of course! The maple spanworm moth (Ennomos magnaria), photographed here by Bill Amidon, might easily be mistaken for a fallen leaf. This species is found in many parts of the United States and southern Canada.

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