Insect Camouflage in Wild and Man-made Habitats


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I am studying insect camouflage, and whether or not insects are found more on plants similar to them in color, or on just any plant. In addition to this, I am also using these results to determine if this concept differs in areas of the wild compared to those that are man made. After observing the two areas, I came to the conclusion that the majority of the insects seen did use the plants to their advantage, and the results applied to both areas. These results are important because it shows that insects use the plants when it comes to camouflage. Both the man made, and the wild areas both yielded the same results. This goes to show that insects have adopted certain characteristics that allow them to blend in with their surroundings.


Citation: Peters, K. (2017). Insect Camouflage in Wild and Man-made Habitats . 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Experience in Entomology Symposium, November 16, 2016. Manhattam, KS.