Batesian mimicry

Batesian mimicry

Batesian mimicry is a type of mimicry where a harmless species has adapted to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species to protect from a common predator. The picture above shows a butterfly with the back of its wings the same as that of a monarch butterfly, a particularly toxic butterfly, to protect from animals that would hunt it. Mimicry is just another form of the evolutionary arms race between prey and predator.


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