10 Pairs of Commonly Confused Animals

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You have to be incredibly keen-eyed to be able to tell some animal species apart, because usually you’d just call it “dinner” and slap that thing on a plate. Potato, potahto, what’s the difference? But as it turns out these details can sometimes save your life, or at the very least make you look less ignorant. Not that any sane person would ever judge you for not knowing the difference between a llama and an alpaca, but it’s a nice nerdy conversation starter.

 

So if you’re ready to learn some mind-blowing facts about commonly confused animals, you’ve got the right address!

 

 

1. Shrimp vs Prawn
Most of the times you’ll be choosing between these two, it would probably be in a restaurant menu. But can you really tell them apart? Both are crustaceans and have 10 “legs” but prawns are bigger and have claws on 3 pairs of legs, unlike shrimps, who only have 2 pairs of claws.

 

2. Wasp vs Bee
Wasps are real a-holes who can sting you a lot, have slick bodies, and are very much useless. Bees are cute fuzzy pollen gatherers, who help mother nature, and make awesome honey! Do NOT mess with either of them!

 

 

3. Rabbit vs Hare
These two are very hard to distinguish, but it’s possible. Rabbits are somewhat smaller than hares, have shorter ears, and tend to hide in their holes. Hares, however, like to live dangerously, and try to outrun their attackers.

 

4. Moth vs Butterfly
This one’s super easy: look at their antennae! Moths have broad, feather-like antennae, while butterflies prefer a more slick look. Also, moth’s wings fold horizontally, unlike butterfly’s, which fold vertically.

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