procryptic

pro·cryp·tic

 (prō-krĭp′tĭk)
adj. Zoology
Having a pattern or coloration that acts as camouflage to protect against predation.

[Probably pro(tective) + cryptic.]

procryptic

(prəʊˈkrɪptɪk)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals) having protective coloration
[C19: from pro-2 + Greek kruptein to conceal]
proˈcryptically adv

pro•cryp•tic

(proʊˈkrɪp tɪk)

adj.
serving to conceal an animal from predators.
[1890–95; pro (tective) + cryptic]
References in periodicals archive ?
The order Phasmatodea (leaf and stick insects) consists of approximately 3000 known species often characterized by an elongated body cavity and procryptic camouflage (Azevedo et al.
Am I not the procryptic colouring of a butterfly, or you the anticryptic colouring of a phantom?