Insect ABC's

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Planthoppers use both mimicry and camouflage as a form of protection against predators. Their bodies are often neutral colored to blend in well with bark on a tree or fallen leaves. The tips of their wings however, have eye spots on them. If they can't hide from a predator using camouflage, they may be able to use their other "set of eyes" to distract their predators from their real head. The real head is very important to an insect because it is the only way they are able to feed.

Photo Courtesy of: Peter Chew


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