Motion camouflage is a dynamic type of camouflage by which an object can approach a target while appearing to remain stationary from the perspective of the target. The attacking object simply remains on the line between the target and some landmark point, so it seems to stay near the landmark point from the target's perspective. The only visible evidence that the attacker is moving would be its angle and its looming, the change in size as the attacker approaches. First discovered in certain flies, it has been suggested that missiles could use similar techniques to reduce the time available to targets to respond.
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... Camouflage Topics Camouflage Countershading Active camouflage Counter-illumination Motion camouflage Animal camouflage Crypsis Decorator crabs Mimicry Underwater ... Motion camouflage has also been observed in territorial battles between dragonflies, where males of the Australian Emperor Dragonfly, Hemianax papuensis, were seen to adjust their flight paths ... Researchers found that 6 of 15 encounters involved motion camouflage ...
... Most forms of camouflage break down when the camouflaged animal or object moves, because the motion is easily seen by the observing predator, prey or enemy ... However some insects such as hoverflies and dragonflies use motion camouflage the hoverflies to approach possible mates, and the dragonflies to ... Motion camouflage is achieved by moving so as to stay on a straight line between the target and a fixed point in the landscape the pursuer thus appears not to move, but only to loom larger in the ...
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