The viceroy butterfly is not a batesian mimic

@article{Ritland1991TheVB,
  title={The viceroy butterfly is not a batesian mimic},
  author={D. Ritland and L. Brower},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={350},
  pages={497-498}
}
  • D. Ritland, L. Brower
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • DEFENSIVE mimicry has long been a paradigm of adaptive evolution by natural selection1–3. Mimics, models and predators in a batesian mimicry system (unpalatable model, palatable mimic) exist in a very different selective milieu from those in a müllerian system (involving ≳2 unpalatable 'co-models')1,4–6. Consequently, the incorrect characterization of a mimicry relationship obscures the natural histories of populations involved and undermines attempts to test general mimicry theory by means of… CONTINUE READING
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