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A is for...


Acrophylla Titain

B is for...


Beetle

C is for...


Cricket

D is for...


Diamond Back Moth Larve

E is for...


Extatasoma titarum

F is for...


False Leaf Katydid

G is for...


Grasshopper

H is for...


Head-Mimicry

I is for...


IO Caterpillar

J is for...


Javanease Leaf Insect

K is for...


Katydid

L is for...


Lygaeidae

 

M is for...


Mantis

N is for...


Noctuidae

O is for...


Oecanthus fultoni

P is for...


Planthopper

 

Q is for...


Question Mark Butterfly

R is for...


Ringlet Butterfly

S is for...


Soldier Fly

T is for...


Tettigoniidae

U is for...


Unaspis euonymi

V is for...


Velvet Ant

 

W is for...


Weevil

X is for...


Xylophage

Y is for...


Yellow Crab Spider

Z is for...


Zero Visibility

 


Introduction:

Camouflage

- Look like plants, background

    - color, pattern, shape, motion

    - leaves, twigs, barks, lichens,

    - these insects tend to orient themselves on stems or background

    appropriately and remain motionless when threatened.

Mimicry

- look like they are aggressive

    - Wasps shape

    - Eyes pattern

    - Predator's predators

        - Birds draw the cat face on butterfly wings

        - Another example of Batesian mimicry has to do with the startle reaction.

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2005