Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution

Look at the wings of this fruit fly. It’s called Goniurellia tridens, and each wing has a detailed image of an ant. On both its wings you can see the detailed image of an ant, complete with six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen. A body guard ant ‘tattoo’ ‘painted’ on each side.

Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution

When the fly flashes its wings gives the appearance of ants walking. Most of its predators would want to avoid a confrontation with the stings of ants. So as a piece of camouflage it is remarkable.

Most of us are familiar with animals use of camouflage. Beige sandy lions that blend in with the savanna. Zebras stripes that help the zebras confuse the predatory lions. Green frogs using camouflage to match their green environment. And so on. 

But when it comes to insects, they really are the masters of disguise. So fantastic is their camouflage that it leaves many questioning Darwin’s theory of evolution. With many claiming these fantastic creatures are proof of God. Because something like this surely couldn’t be naturally evolved, it had to be made by someone with a greet sense of humour!

Take this the Atlas moth, that makes it wings look like snakes!

Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution
Atlas Moth with wings that look like snake heads.

Or this this moth, Macrocilix maia, that has taken camouflage to a different level. It has a photo realistic mural on its back, 2 red eyed flies eating bird guano, A scene associated with potential disease, a risk best avoided by predators.

Incredible insect camouflage that makes you question the theory of evolution
Macrocilix Moth with ant eating guano camouflage.

How is it possible a creature evolved this way? Is just a coincidence?

Well, evolution is never a coincidence. When a species is forced to struggle and adapt to survive, evolution kicks in.

While it may seem incredible that an insect exists on this earth that looks like this, the Theory of Evolution does explain it. 

Each generation of the insect when it breeds produces mutations of its genes. 

There are so many bugs and over many generations, random spots show up on their wings. The ones with a resemblance to ants tend to survive, giving this particular one a chance of existing. Tens of thousands of minor variations over countless generations.

The ones that looked the best survive, the one that don’t die. You eventually filter out the bad mimicry, and end up with only the good ones.

These mutations have taken over tens of thousands and sometimes millions of years. This is such a long time frame that it’s hard for us humans to comprehend. For instance the pyramids of Egypt were built only 4500 years ago. Which is why we find the creator theory an easier explanation. 

Nature is indeed strange and wonderful.

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