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Very interesting article on bugs and how they mask themselves.

Impostor Silverfish Rub up on Adolescent Ants to Create Their Smelly Disguises

Silverfish attackedThis silverfish didn’t fool the army ants. But many do.

The silverfish Malayatelura ponerophila is a kleptomaniac parasite that lives amongst the fierce army ants of southeast Asia, hanging out in the insect’s mobile colonies and living off the food they bring home. But how does it survive as a full-time impostor?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2011/12/05/impostor-silverfish-rub-up-on-adolescent-ants-to-create-their-smelly-disguises/