Camouflage Collage!

Ryan Schenk’s Friend A. Lazarus put together this collage. There are 16 insects in the image. Can you find them all?

(you may want to click on the picture to make it bigger)

Insect hunt
Find all 16!

Fifteen of the sixteen are fairly straight forward. click more for a hint

Hint 1:
it is the best camouflaged of the bunch
but its camo is doing it no good at all!


Hint 2:
It’s delicious.

I’ll post the answer tomorrow!

8 thoughts on “Camouflage Collage!

  • 4/13/2010 at 1:23 pm

    I’m pretty sure the one on the purple flower is less bug and more demon…

    • 4/13/2010 at 2:22 pm

      That one would scare the heck out of me if I saw it.

      • 4/14/2010 at 11:58 am

        I actually had a nightmare last night about this bug!

        I wasn’t watching where I was going, and it bit me on the hand, and my hand swelled up!

        • 4/15/2010 at 12:14 pm

          Yikes! You’re probably about to turn into an alien. That thing is horrific.

  • 4/13/2010 at 2:14 pm

    I’m having a hard time with #4. Do I convert it to a JPEG then the number of Megs it takes up is translated to a Letter in the alphabet. Take that letter, find out how many hard lines that letter has then divide by 2. Then the next step is where I get stuck. Any help people can give would be great. THANKS!

    • 4/13/2010 at 2:26 pm

      Did you already look up the genus and species of each insect in the pictures? I assume yes.

      Try anagramming them in Latin (this is hinted at via the Atlas moth). You’ll note that the resulting phrases, when cross referenced with the Meg of each picture, correspond to a chapter in the Divine Comedy.

      Keep going from there. you’re on the right track.

      • 4/13/2010 at 2:28 pm

        Dante! Got it Mike! I should be at the end shortly…..I’ll keep everyone updated on my progress.

  • 4/13/2010 at 5:00 pm


    The 16th insect is actually the ‘flower’ that the little bug in the yellow flower picture is holding. He’s eating it!

    Schenk reports that the caterpillar in question takes parts of the flower and sticks them to his back – perfect camouflage!

    Unfortunately for our little friend, unlike birds, insects hunt by scent. So he’s not perfectly safe.

    Thanks for playing!


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