homochromy


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homochromy

[hə′mäk·rə·mē]
(zoology)
A form of protective coloration whereby the individual blends into the background.
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They often show homochromy, and those species that perch on the ground tend to strikingly resemble the color of their local substrate.
This suggests that the larvae may be capable of background homochromy, as is commonly the case in some Acridid subfamilies, e.g., the Oedipodinae.