Batesian Mimicry: A Moth Fly in Hornet’s Clothing

Harmless animals that mimic dangerous ones are displaying Batesian mimicry. The harmless hornet fly displays bold yellow and black warning colors similar to those on predatory, venomous, stinging hornets.

With Batesian mimicry, the harmless animal is called the “mimic;” the dangerous one is the “model.”

Fun Facts

Did you know that some kangaroos live in trees? Zoo Miami is working with conservationists in northern New Guinea to study and protect wild Matschie's tree kangaroos.
Fun Fact - tree kangaroo

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