This is not a leaf
It’s a moth.
It’s Uropyia meticulodina, to be exact, and it’s one of the finest examples of camouflage the animal kingdom has to offer. As REALMonstrousities’ Joseph Jameson-Gould puts it, “It’s like one of those optical illusions that still work even when you know it’s a trick.”
Not since the caterpillar that’s not have we felt so compelled to call on Magritte to describe an animal disguised as something else entirely.
Top photo by Bettaman via Flickr