cryptic coloration


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cryptic coloration

any coloration which conceals animals in their normal habitats by its resemblance to that of the surroundings (see CAMOUFLAGE).
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a poor cryptic coloration persists), whereas nymphs can become paler when they molt.
Optimization of cryptic coloration in heterogeneous habitats.
Larvae present cryptic coloration that is similar to mosses and lichens that cover the host plant branch (Fig.