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Batesian Mimicry

  • Definition: A condition in which a prey species evolves close resemblance to the aposematic phenotype (such as warning coloration) of an inedible species to deceive a potential predator into avoiding it.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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