September 25, 2009

Flag-Footed Bug and Passionflower

Photograph by Christian Ziegler

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

A bird zeroing in on a flag-footed bug perched on a passionflower might see the flutter of red "flags"—the insect's attempt to divert the hunter's bite to nonessential limbs, away from its vital core.
Anisocelis flavolineata (insect); Passiflora sp. (flower)

See more photographs from the August 2009 feature story "The Art of Deception."

Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith

I love passion flowers and this is a GREAT close-up shot!   Thanks

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