Batesian

Batesian

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

The reticulated giraffe has a bluish tongue. This adaptation prevents the tongue from getting sunburned.
Fun Fact - giraffe tounge

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