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Evolutionary Mechanisms - 10 Cryptic patterns are similar to camouflage but trick the potential target in nature. Typically a potential prey item resembles something that is not a prey item. Occasionally the predator is the cryptic organism. Some examples
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Unformatted text preview: include: • Leaf Hoppers that look like leaf-cutter ants on their trail • Insect larvae that resembles a snake or insects that resemble crocodile heads • Trick eyespots or patterns that confuse EyeSpots Fish with False Prey Moth and "Poop"...
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