BATESIAN MIMICRY

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n. in evolutionary biology, refers to the act of resembling a more toxic species in order for harmless ones to survive. Usually, it involves the passive art of concealment through color or the more agrressive warning signals of calls and sounds. First conceptualized by British naturalist Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892).

BATESIAN MIMICRY: "Through Batesian mimicry, many harmless species of animals are successfully able to evade their predators."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BATESIAN MIMICRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/batesian-mimicry/ (accessed November 27, 2021).

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