Adaptations and phenotypic plasticity:A caterpillar`s efforts

A caterpilalar changes color to match its background to survive and evolve?

Many of you have heard of the famous peppered moth Biston betularia, a paradigmatic case of evolution by natural selection. (The normally inconspicuous white, speckled moth evolved a cryptic black coloration when smog blackened tree trunks in industrial England; and the same thing happened in the United States. When anti-pollution laws were enacted in both […]

via A caterpillar changes color to match its background using “extraocular photoreception”: it can see with its skin! — Why Evolution Is True

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