anticryptic color


anticryptic color
A color or color pattern used for concealment by a predator in order to facilitate attack on its prey; see cryptic color, homochromy.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cryptic color — Sematic or protective coloration, designed to blend an animal with its background; see anticryptic color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology


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