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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Henry Walter Bates (1825–1892), English naturalist and explorer who gave the first scientific account of mimicry in animals.


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  • One [theory] is what's called Batesian mimicry, proposed around 1852 by Henry Bates, an

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  • "Batesian" (after Mr. Bates), but there is another kind of mimicry called Müllerian (after Fritz Müller) where the mimic is also unpalatable.

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  • See also Batesian mimicry and Mullerian mimicry as well as kin selection.


  • Alfred Russell Wallace and Henry Walter Bates of Batesian mimicry fame are examples of naturalists who came up through these societies.

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  • What about all the examples of Batesian and Mullerian mimicry in insects?

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  • Thus, a sex ratio of unity is a stable, balanced polymorphism, achieved in many species by chromosomal determination of sex, which Ford referred to as a “˜built-in™ genetic switch-mechanism”, characteristic of other genetic polymorphisms, like Batesian mimicry.

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  • Mimicry: strictly, the resemblance of one animal to another not closely related animal, living in the same locality; often loosely used to denote also resemblance to plants and inanimate objects: Batesian mimicry is where one of two similar species is distasteful (so-called model), the other not distasteful (so-called mimic);

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  • Batesian mimic gains the same advantage without having to go to the biological expense of maintaining a poison.

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  • In ecosystems, Batesian mimicry is typified by a situation where a harmless species (the mimic) evolves to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species (the model) directed at a common predator (the dupe).

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  • Batesian mimicry, an endogenous mechanism for booms and busts thru a misallocation in the horizontal structure of production.

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