Mimicry
In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one species to another which protects one or both. This similarity can be in appearance, behaviour, sound, scent or location. Mimics are found in th...
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A Poisonous Frog Hiding In Plain Sight
The poison dart frog may be the world’s most poisonous animal on earth, but the bold warning of its skin also doubles as camouflage.
Cosmetologist camouflages her hand onto her face, and it's incredible
Krysti Ellen is a freelance cosmetologist and self-taught body painter.
These Carnivorous Worms Catch Bugs by Mimicking the Night Sky
The glow worm colonies of New Zealand's Waitomo Caves imitate stars to confuse flying insects, then trap them in sticky snares and eat them alive.
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear. Now the Navy wants to know
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish reflect polarized light from their skin in a way that makes them seemingly disappear from predators' view. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
Understanding The Firefly’s Glow
Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts the chemicals in its body into a backyard light show. Res...
Squid Inspires Camouflaging Smart Materials
The research team, from the University’s Department of Engineering Mathematics, have designed a smart materials system, inspired by biological chromatophores, which creates patterns that change and mo...
Bioluminescence Is Making Tasmania Look Like A Different Planet
Parts of the shoreline around the city of Hobart, Australia have been glowing an otherworldly fluorescent blue at night. Photographers and scientists have flocked to southern Tasmania to enjoy the phe...
Bombardier Beetle Mimics 'Machine Gun' And Fires Streams Of Searing Hot Spray
A beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end sounds like something from a comic or sci-fi film - or the stuff of nightmares. But researchers have discovered the Bombardier beetle mimics this po...
The most colorful animals in the world
Welcome to this colorful post! This time we're looking at the most colorful animals in the world. Take a second before scrolling down to try and guess which animals are part of the list. Then when you...
Animals - masters of mimicry
Wildlife photographer Alex Hyde’s first scientific training to learn how to find animals that do not really want to be found. Alex is not averse to even more people look at this amazing ability to cam...
20 Unbelievable Animal Camouflage Examples
Animals are masters of disguise, so if you are a beginner wildlife photographer, you may be missing a lot of creatures around you. Ways to blend with the surroundings are mostly defined by the habits ...
Mesmerizing Bioluminescent Coast
We've seen blue bodies of water, but nothing quite like this! Astrophotographer Phil Hart captured a mesmerizing series of images featuring an unbelievable, y…
Captivating Portraits of Luminous Underwater Creatures
These underwater portraits of creatures who inhabit the sea are filled with such character and life. Hawaii-based photographer Joshua Lambus documents the amazing…
25 Incredible Camouflaged Animals
From chameleons to stonefish these 25 incredible camouflaged animals take the idea of blending in to a whole new level!
Aggressive mimicry
Aggressive mimicry is a form of mimicry in which predators, parasites or parasitoids share similar signals with a harmless model, allowing them to avoid being correctly identified by their prey or ...
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Batesian mimicry
Batesian mimicry is a form of mimicry typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator. It is named after ...
Batesian mimicry - Wikipedia
Chemical mimicry
Chemical mimicry is mimicry. A chemical mimic dupes an operator (e.g. a predator) by showing an adaptive chemical resemblance to an object of its environment and as a consequence receives selective ad...
Chemical mimicry - Wikipedia
Müllerian mimicry
Müllerian mimicry is a natural phenomenon in which two or more poisonous or venomous species, that may or may not be closely related and share one or more common predators, have come to mimic each oth...
Müllerian mimicry - Wikipedia
Sexual mimicry
Sexual mimicry occurs when one sex mimics the opposite sex in its behavior, appearance, or chemical signalling. It is more commonly seen within invertebrate species, although sexual mimicry is also se...
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Vavilovian mimicry
Vavilovian mimicry (also crop mimicry or weed mimicry) is a form of mimicry in plants where a weed comes to share one or more characteristics with a domesticated plant through generations of artificia...
Vavilovian mimicry - Wikipedia
Aposematism
Aposematism (from Greek ἀπό apo away, σ̑ημα sema sign, coined by Edward Bagnall Poulton), perhaps most commonly known in the context of warning coloration, describes a family of antipredator adaptatio...
Aposematism - Wikipedia
Understanding The Firefly’s Glow
Researchers at Yale, Connecticut College, and the University of Buffalo have determined the chemical processes at play when a firefly converts the chemicals in its body into a backyard light show. Res...
Defense in insects
Insects have a wide variety of predators, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, carnivorous plants, and other arthropods. The great majority (80–99.99%) of individuals born do not survive to...
Defense in insects - Wikipedia
The most colorful animals in the world
Welcome to this colorful post! This time we're looking at the most colorful animals in the world. Take a second before scrolling down to try and guess which animals are part of the list. Then when you...
Geometer moth
The geometer moths or Geometridae (from Greek geo γη or γαια 'the earth' and metron μέτρων 'measure' — refers to the larvae, or inchworms, which appear to "measure the earth" as they move in a ...
Geometer moth - Wikipedia