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Motion camouflage is a strategy whereby an aggressor moves towards a target while
appearing stationary to the target except for the inevitable change in perceived size
of the aggressor as it approaches. The strategy has been observed in insects, and
mathematical models using discrete time or neural-network control have been used to
simulate the behaviour. Here, the differential equations for motion camouflage are
derived and some simple cases are analysed. These equations are easy to simulate numerically,
and simulations indicate that motion camouflage is more efficient than the classical
pursuit strategy ('move directly towards the target').