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Unformatted text preview: body is shaped what they are looking like. Masquerade: disguise Twig Mimic: inchworm feed at night and hide during the day Thorn (or spine or prickle) mimic Tree Hopper Live Leaf mimic Luna Moth Camouflage can be noticeable and not an element of the background Spittlebug Fungus looking on trees or twigs Woolly Aphids Bird dropping mimic Giant Swallowtail butterfly or bird dropping moth Animal in ponds often use colour patterns for a different type of camouflage. Whirligig Beetles: some surface insects are BICOLOURED black above and white below White-tailed Deer are also dark above and light below. Why? o Countershading self-shadow concealment Camouflage is not fail proof. There is always natural selection working against as well. When plan A fails (camouflage fails), animals when then turn to plan B, Startle Patterns....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course BIOL 1902 taught by Professor Runtz during the Fall '08 term at Carleton CA.
- Fall '08