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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- Fall '08
- Lepidoptera, beetle, Mark Butterfly, cattail marsh, Coincident Disruptive Coloration