BATESIAN MIMICRY

This is a form of mimicy during which a species which is typically non-toxic mimics (takes on) physical characteristics of a toxic species ensuring the species survival. An example of this- some flies have developed black and yellow colouration, similar to bees, which has detered predators from then eating the flies, ensuring their survival.

BATESIAN MIMICRY: "Flies who master batesian mimicry, generally have a better chance at survival."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BATESIAN MIMICRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/batesian-mimicry-2/ (accessed October 25, 2020).
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