Why are there imperfect Batesian mimics?
Warrin, Jonathan (2016) Why are there imperfect Batesian mimics? MRes thesis, University of Nottingham.
Batesian mimicry is when an innocuous species avoids predation by mimicking a defended, harmful species (known as the model). It is expected that natural selection should be towards ever more accurate mimics, but, puzzlingly, mimicry is often imprecise.
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