Müllerian Mimicry as a Result of Codivergence between Velvet Ants and Spider Wasps

  title={M{\"u}llerian Mimicry as a Result of Codivergence between Velvet Ants and Spider Wasps},
  author={Juanita Rodriguez and James P. Pitts and Carol D von Dohlen and Joseph S. Wilson},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Recent studies have delineated a large Nearctic Müllerian mimicry complex in Dasymutilla velvet ants. Psorthaspis spider wasps live in areas where this mimicry complex is found and are phenotypically similar to Dasymutilla. We tested the idea that Psorthaspis spider wasps are participating in the Dasymutilla mimicry complex and that they codiverged with Dasymutilla. We performed morphometric analyses and human perception tests, and tabulated distributional records to determine the fit of… 

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