The Green Anole Lizard seen here is changing colors not to blend in, but to maintain a stable body temperature. This example of thermoregulation is a common animal adaptation seen in Anole lizards and it helps the lizard adapt to changes in climate.

An exoskeleton is the chitin composed outward skeletal structure seen on many species of insects. The one seen on this grasshopper serves as an external support and a form of protection from the elements and any predators that might injure the creature.

This Red Velvet Ant is an example of a segmented body. Arthropods, such as the ant, have an entire body made up of individual, or “segmented”, pieces that play a role in their movement and body positioning. This Red Velvet Ant also has jointed appendages with further aid in it’s movement.

 This Honey Bee serves as a pollinator for the flower it is collecting nectar from. As the bee gathers the nectar, the pollen from the flower becomes latched on to the bee and is then transported by the insect to another flower. The pollen is then mixed between flowers and assists in the reproductive process.

This picture is an example of territorial behavior in an environment. The squirrel was chasing another squirrel away from his territory to protect his food source, and his home (the tree). Examples of territorial behavior can be seen as marking ones territory with a scent or fighting off any competition that threatens a creature’s authority over it’s territory.

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