Do animal eyespots really mimic eyes ?

@inproceedings{Stevens2014DoAE,
  title={Do animal eyespots really mimic eyes ?},
  author={Martin Stevens and Graeme D. Ruxton},
  year={2014}
}
The diversity of anti-predator adaptations in the natural world has long been an active area of research in evolutionary and behavioural biology. A common visually-obvious feature found on prey are ‘eyespots’, being approximately circular markings often with concentric rings and conspicuous colours. These are found on a range of animals, especially adult and larval Lepidoptera and fish. One of the most widespread functions of eyespots seems to be to intimidate or startle predators: delaying… CONTINUE READING
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