Colours of background reflected light and of the prey's eye affect adaptive coloration in female crab spiders

@article{Thry2007ColoursOB,
  title={Colours of background reflected light and of the prey's eye affect adaptive coloration in female crab spiders},
  author={Marc Th{\'e}ry},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={73},
  pages={797-804}
}
The ability to change body coloration is widely used in the context of visual camouflage to hide from predators or prey. Although experimental evidence from human vision shows that background and prey eye colours may trigger adaptive colour change in crab spiders, no study has addressed this hypothesis in the perceptual colour space of either predator or prey. I simultaneously tested the effects of reflected light and prey eye colours on background matching of female crab spiders, Misumena… CONTINUE READING

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