Mimicry and Camouflage 3
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The startle display of an eyespot moth (Saturniidae) in the tropical rainforest of Trinidad.
|A lanternfly (Fulgoridae) or peanut-headed bug in Trinidad exhibits a large false head with markings like a row of teeth.||Aposematic or warning coloration of a millipede (Diplopoda) from a rainforest in Venezuela.|
|Warning or aposematic coloration advertises the foul taste that a monarch butterfly caterpillar (Danaidae) achieves from feeding on the poisonous leaves of milkweed plants.||The papaya fruit fly (Tephritidae) is a Batesian mimic of paper wasps in Florida.||Eyespots and posture give this sphinx moth caterpillar (Sphingidae) in Florida the appearance of a snake.|
|A tropical rainforest silkmoth caterpillar (Saturniidae) bristles with urticating spines in the Amazon Basin of Peru.||A yellowjacket model (left/Vespidae) and a clearwing moth mimic (right/Sesiidae) are part of a Batesian mimicry ring in Florida.||Milkweed bugs (Lygaeidae) exhibit bright warning colors broadcasting their distastefulness from the milkweed sap they suck.|
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