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an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies)

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The new study "is by far the most convincing evidence that eyespots can work by mimicking eyes," says Martin Stevens of the University of Exeter in England.
Thompson 1976; Bonar 1978) as eyespots in the hatching larvae of two common planktotrophic species.
Four other types of dinoflagellates-one-celled aquatic organisms that include zooxanthellae-have eyespots, according to Koike.
Troglochernes differs from all other chernetid genera by the following combination of characters: flagellum with 4 blades, or possibly 3 blades in one species; spermathecae with 2 thickened and slightly curved tubes fused basally; legs without tactile setae; carapace unicolored and with two transverse furrows; eyes or eyespots absent; vestitural setae generally small, dentate and clavate.
3-4 mm PCL (rostrum undeveloped) 21 101 ova with eyespots on verge of eclosion, ca.
The moths are easily identified because of their size and the characteristic "nine-shaped" eyespots on the forewings.
Students use marshmallows as stamps for printing eyespots on the feathers in repeated patterns above and behind the bird's body.
Some scientists think that these horns and eyespots are tricks of nature.
The Luna moth is a light-green moth with four wings - all with distinctive eyespots.
Many butterflies have eyespots near the bottoms of their wings that mislead predators into attacking the wrong end.
They sport four pairs of legs and red-brown eyespots that look like itty-bitty grains of rice.
Prudic will draw from her own research on wing eyespots to illustrate the complexity of mate signaling and predator avoidance across seasonal forms.
The appearance of larval structures, such as the velum, statocyst, left and right digestive diverticula, eyespots, and propodium was recorded.
Parasitized eggs were defined as those that changed color to brownish or reddish after five to seven days of field exposure, while those developing nymph embryo eyespots were considered to be unparasitized.
Others evolve more conspicuous ornaments designed to distract a predator, such as butterflies that grow large eyespots or lizards that quickly move colourful tails, which they detach from their bodies if grabbed.