Siphanta acuta Penkohvosti Chameleon Owls and MothsPhoto Credits: http://falkenblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/batesian-mimicry-explanation-of.html
MIMICRY It is the similarity of one speciesto another which protects one or both.This similarity can be in appearance,behavior, sound, scent and location,with the mimics found in similarplaces to their models.
(b) Yellow jacket wasp (a) Cuckoo bee • Batesian Mimicry - harmless species resembles dangerous species • Mullerian Mimicry - dangerous species resembling each other Example: bees and waspsPhoto Credits: http://exploringmybackyard.blogspot.com/2011/08/mud-daubers-architects-of-insect-world.html
EACH OTHER’S DEFENSEMüllerian Mimicry in Yellow Jacket Wasp and a Honeybee Ma. Veah Luisa O. Pascasio
Müllerian Mimicry• was proposed by Johann FriedrichTheodor Müller (1821–1897).• is an understanding on warningsignals or aposematism.
Müllerian Mimicry Honeybee Yellow Jacket wasp Honeybee PREDATORS is a natural phenomenon in which two or morepoisonous species, that may or may not be closely relatedand share one or more common predators, have cometo mimic each others warning signals.
Factors that determine the effects ofmimicry: 1. Frequency of the mimic. 2. Degree of unpalatability of the species 3. Degree of perfection of the mimic.
MiMicry rings A theory which suggests that all Müllerian mimics in an ecosystem should converge into one large ring
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