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WHAT DOES BATESIAN MIMICRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Batesian mimicry is a form of mimicry typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator. It is named after the English naturalist Henry Walter Bates, after his work in the rainforests of Brazil. Batesian mimicry is the most commonly known and widely studied of mimicry complexes, such that the word mimicry is often treated as synonymous with Batesian mimicry. There are many other forms however, some very similar in principle, others far separated. Of note, it is often contrasted with Müllerian mimicry, a form of mutually beneficial convergence between two or more harmful species. However, because the mimic may have a degree of protection itself, the distinction is not absolute. It can also be contrasted with functionally different forms of mimicry. Perhaps the sharpest contrast here is with aggressive mimicry, where a predator or parasite mimics a harmless species, avoiding detection and improving its foraging success. The organism imitating the protected species is referred to as the mimic, while the imitated organism is known as the model.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BATESIAN MIMICRY» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BATESIAN MIMICRY»
Discover the use of Batesian mimicry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Batesian mimicry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal ...
Batesian mimicry n. Mimicry in which an edible species mimics a less edible one
or inedible one (Pasteur 1982, 185), e.g., flies' mimicking stinging Hymenoptera (
Wickler 1968, 12–13); contrasted with Müllerian mimicry, q.v. syn. Bates theory ...
Edward M. Barrows, 2011
Artificial Life 8
Abstract Mutualistic Miillerian mimicry and parasitic Batesian mimicry can co-exist
in mimicry rings, i.e., mimetic relationships between multiple species. Theory
suggests that all Miillerian mimics in an ecosystem should converge into one
Russell K. Standish, Mark A. Bedau, Hussein A. Abbass, 2003
Encyclopedia of Entomology
Our discussion on the evidence for Batesian mimicry addresses these conditions
by describing the qualities of species within selected myrecomorphic systems,
and offering observational and experimental evidence of functional Batesian ...
John L. Capinera, 2008
TEXTBOOK OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
This type of mimicry is referred to as Batesian mimicry, named after the
nineteenth-century British naturalist who first described it. The bestknown
example of Batesian mimicry in United States and Canada is probably Viceroy
butterfly (Figure ...
FATIK BARAN MANDAL, 2012
The Adaptive Seascape: The Mechanism of Evolution
Thus it may not always be possible to decide by simple inspection whether a
particular assemblage of species represents Miillerian mimicry, Batesian mimicry,
or both. Sir Walter Scott's saying "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first
David J. Merrell, 1994
Tiger Moths and Woolly Bears : Behavior, Ecology, and ...
In honor of his observation, biologists still term this phenomenon Batesianmimicry. The classic example of Batesian mimicry is the Viceroy butterfly (the
palatable mimic), which closely resembles the Monarch butterfly (the noxious
William E. Conner Professor of Biology Wake Forest University, 2008
Introduction to Population Biology
1 The results of an experiment on Batesian mimicry. Toads were either first
offered stinging honeybees followed by palatable droneflies (experimental group
) or only offered droneflies (control group). Both groups were also offered
Dick Neal, 2004
Evolution of Sex-limited Mimicry in Swallowtail Butterflies
CHAPTER 1 THE DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION OF BATESIAN MIMICRY IN
PAPILIO SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES ABSTRACT: Papilio swallowtail
butterflies exhibit a remarkable diversity of Batesian mimicry, manifested in
Krushnamegh Jagannath Kunte, 2008
Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with ...
Mimicry of a relatively common,distasteful model by an edible but rare species
has since become known as Batesian mimicry. Strictly speaking, classical
Batesian mimicry,in which the mimic is in much lower abundance than the model,
Robin L. Chazdon, T. C. Whitmore, 2002
Another is that male wing patterns may be constrained by sexual selection; males
might not be able to evolve Batesian mimicry without losing mating opportunities
and/or being at a competitive disadvantage with other males. In experiments ...
Robert W. Matthews, Janice R. Matthews, 2009
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BATESIAN MIMICRY»
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HumBug: The Sister and the Admiral
Together, the pair is an excellent example of the scientific phenomenon known as Batesian mimicry. click to enlarge The Lorquin's Admiral ... «The Journal, Jun 15»
Bee mimics: Buzz worse than their sting
Bee and wasp mimics are exhibiting Batesian mimicry, named after English naturalist Henry Walter Bates. They've evolved colors and ... «BurlingtonFreePress.com, Jun 15»
Hoverflies out in force as temperatures rise
Hoverflies are unusual in that they are into Batesian mimicry in a big way. Different species mimic the shapes and colours of bees, wasps, and ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
Tim Sexton: To bee or not to bee…
This type of mimicry is known as Batesian mimicry and it is adopted by a number of different groups of organisms, each of which have evolved ... «Nottingham Post, May 15»
John Hemming follows three British scientists who made significant …
... for example, how the coloration of unpalatable butterflies is mimicked by more tasty species, a process now known as Batesian mimicry. «Washington Post, May 15»
Supergene Controls Batesian Mimicry In Butterflies
AsianScientist (Apr. 22, 2015) - Researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of Batesian mimicry, the process by which harmless species ... «Asian Scientist Magazine, Apr 15»
Fake owl eyes on butterfly used to scare predators
This mimicry, known as Batesian mimicry, allows a harmless species to avoid attacks from predators by resembling a more threatening animal. «Tucson News Now, Apr 15»
Halloween in the Amazon: baby bird dresses up like killer caterpillar
"To our knowledge, this is the first bird species for which Batesian mimicry has been proposed for nestlings," the researchers write in a paper in ... «Mongabay.com, Mar 15»
All in the name of science: three young naturalists go on an …
Bates gave his name to Batesian mimicry, discovering how various edible species — unrelated moths and butterflies, for instance — had ... «Spectator.co.uk, Mar 15»
Competition and mimicry: the curious case of chaetae in …
Our results however, also lend support to the elongated chaetae as an example of Batesian mimicry, of the unpalatable sponge Pirania ... «BMC Blogs Network, Mar 15»
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