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12 Animals That Are Masters of Disguise

Wolf Spider

  • Class: Spiders
  • Order: Araneae
  • Family: Lycosidae
  • Habitat: Worldwide (apart from polar regions)
  • Camouflage: Mimesis

Almost identical to the tree bark! The varied light and dark patterns on the body and legs of the wolf spider are perfectly suited to its habitat. But don’t be scared when you walk through the woods: this spider isn’t aggressive and their venom isn’t strong enough to cause any serious damage to humans. But their bites can hurt and the wound might swell up.

Wolf Spider Wolf Spider - Photo: Damian Herde/Shutterstock

In this video we explain the terms mimesis and mimicry in detail:

Video: Animal Camouflage

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