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Eye Spy - Camouflage

The Inchworm Caterpillar (Synchlora) exhibits architectural concealment by cutting small pieces of  leaves or flowers and attaching them to its body. An effective self-constructed camouflage, but one that must be constantly replenished with new material to remain effective. Here a larva attaches portions of yellow flower petals to its back,  Florida.
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The Inchworm Caterpillar (Synchlora) exhibits architectural concealment by cutting small pieces of leaves or flowers and attaching them to its body. An effective self-constructed camouflage, but one that must be constantly replenished with new material to remain effective. Here a larva attaches portions of yellow flower petals to its back, Florida.

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From gallery: Eye Spy - Camouflage
Photographer: James L. Castner
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 18 Jan 2010
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Credit: Dr. James L. Castner/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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