cryptic coloration

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Related to cryptic coloration: aposematic coloration, disruptive coloration
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Noun1.cryptic coloration - coloring that conceals or disguises an animal's shape
protective coloration - coloration making an organism less visible or attractive to predators
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Larvae present cryptic coloration that is similar to mosses and lichens that cover the host plant branch (Fig.
Their secretive behavior and cryptic coloration makes them difficult to detect but, once found, detailed observations of their behavior are relatively easy, especially at the nest.