aggressive mimicry


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aggressive mimicry

[ə′gres·iv ′mim·ə·krē]
(zoology)
Mimicry used to attract or deceive a species in order to prey upon it.
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The biology of Pholcus phalangioides (Araneae, Pholcidae): predatory versatility, araneophagy and aggressive mimicry.
The biology of New Zealand and Queensland pirate spiders (Araneae, Mimetidae): aggressive mimicry, araneophagy and prey specialization.
The team said the behaviour - known as aggressive mimicry - was one of two strategies employed by the bug (Stenolemus bituberus) to trap its prey.
Spider flexibly chooses aggressive mimicry signals for different prey by trial and error.
The classical example of aggressive mimicry comes from Aspidontus taeniatus, which has both juvenile and adult color phases similar to the labrid Labroides dimidiatus that establishes parasite cleaning stations for larger fishes.
Aggressive mimicry, prey-specific predatory behaviour and predator-recognition in the predator-prey interactions of Portia fimbriata and Euryattus sp.
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