Batesian Mimicry

This type of mimicry is named after Henry Walter Bates, a British scientist who studied this type of mimicry in the amazon rainforest.

This type of mimicry refers to two are more species that are similar in appearance, but only one is armed with spines, stingers, or toxic chemistry while the other lacks these traits. As the second is similar, the predator thinks that the double is the same and avoids it, even though it is harmless.


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