Some Possible Cases of Escape Mimicry in Neotropical Butterflies

@article{Pinheiro2014SomePC,
  title={Some Possible Cases of Escape Mimicry in Neotropical Butterflies},
  author={C. G. Pinheiro and A. Freitas},
  journal={Neotropical Entomology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={393-398}
}
  • C. G. Pinheiro, A. Freitas
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Neotropical Entomology
  • The possibility that escape or evasive mimicry evolved in butterflies and other prey insects in a similar fashion to classical Batesian and Müllerian mimicry has long been advanced in the literature. However, there is a general disagreement among lepidopterists and evolutionary biologists on whether or not escape mimicry exists, as well as in which mimicry rings this form of mimicry has evolved. Here, we review some purported cases of escape mimicry in Neotropical butterflies and suggest new… CONTINUE READING
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