How do Moths Camouflage Themselves
Moths adopt various means of camouflage, to defend themselves from predators. These may include disguising themselves as part of a plant, a more dangerous predator, or even feces. It has been observed that moths even search for the ideal location where the patterns and colors will hide them the most effectively.
- The yellow-necked caterpillar moth resembles a rolled-up dead leaf.
- The eyed-hawk moth has two eye-shaped patterns on the end of its wings, making it appear like a much larger animal to any predators.
- The olive-shaded bird-dropping moth and the small bird-dropping moth, as their name suggests, avoid predation by appearing as broad droppings.
- The patterns of the wings of the tulip tree moth are very similar to the bark of certain trees.
- The buff-tip moth very closely resembles the broken twig of a birch tree.
- The wings of the Bogong moth are well-matched against the bark of trees.
- The caterpillar of the peppered moth is similar to a twig.