Lithops species are not the only plants that look strange in South African deserts, also other groups use camouflage for avoiding detection. Here’s a Titanopsis species.


The grazing pressure on sheep and cattle pastures is high in many places, but many plants manage to avoid being eaten by growing flat on the ground.


And the insects are no less strange or well-camouflaged, Willem found this enormous toadhopper today when it happened to move a bit, the monster was about 12 cm long!