Background Selections of Geometrid and Noctuid Moths

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Science  30 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3757, pp. 1674-1675
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3757.1674


Several common moths, collected at night and placed in an experimental box, showed daytime selections of backgrounds which tended to match the reflectance of their forewings. In one case, two distinct forms of a species showed dijferent background selections.