Category Archives: camouflage

Conspicuous, but also undetectable

Brightly coloured frog is invisible against background In spite of its bright colouration, predators have difficulty detecting the poison dart frog Dendrobates tinctorius from a distance, according to research by James Barnett and colleagues. The colourful animal turns out to … Continue reading

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An uninvited guest

Frog breeds safely and undisturbed among leafcutter ants Leafcutter ants ignore the frog Lithodytes lineatus when it breeds in their nests. They simply do not notice him, AndrĂ© Lima Barros and colleagues show, because the frog is chemically camouflaged. Ants … Continue reading

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