species of insect
|Biston betularia betularia morpha typica|
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
The caterpillars of the peppered moth mimic the form and also the colour of the twig they rest on. The caterpillars can sense the twig’s colour with their skin and match their body colour to the background to protect themselves from predators.
- Eacock A., Rowland H.R., van’t Hof A.E., Yung C., Edmonds N., Saccheri I.J (2019). "Caterpillars of the peppered moth perceive color through their skin to match their body color to the background". Retrieved 2019-08-02.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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