homochromy
n. [Gr. homos, same; chroma, color]
1. Of the same or uniform color.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
A phenomenon in which certain insects tend to have a general resemblance to the prevailing color of the environment; see anticryptic color.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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