Batesian mimicry


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Batesian mimicry

[′bāt·sē·ən ′mim·ə·krē]
(ecology)
Resemblance of an innocuous species to one that is distasteful to predators.
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In Batesian mimicry, the mimic (Pholidichthys leucotaenia) may be quite abundant throughout its distribution if the model (Plotosus lineatus) is extremely venomous and therefore unpalatable, or if the mimic is unimportant as prey (Randall 2005).
There is ample evidence that Pholidichthys leucotaenia swarms are protected by Batesian mimicry of the highly venomous juvenile swarms of Plotosus (Clark et al.
If the leg I movement is a means ofpicking up chemical cues we would expect it to be much more random than if it is really a Batesian mimicry trait.
The Myrmarachne species' leg waving behavior analyzed in this study is likely to be a Batesian mimicry trait, which--like other phenotypic traits in Batesian mimicry--is under strong selection pressure exerted by predation (Mappes & Alatalo 1997).
For Myrmarachne, myrmecomorphy appears to function primarily as Batesian mimicry, where predators that avoid the model (the ant) also avoid the mimic (the salticid).
For Myrmarachne, the resemblance to the ant model appears to function primarily as Batesian mimicry.
Similar to European Zodarion spiders, species in this study exhibited Batesian mimicry.
Batesian mimicry, nocturnal activity and anachoresis, i.
One species' exploitation of another's protection system has been called Batesian mimicry ever since.