Evolutionary Biology

Volume 11 of the series Evolutionary Biology pp 365-403

Mimicry in Plants

  • Delbert WiensAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, University of Utah

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


Mimetic phenomena have played a central role in many evolutionary questions and today provide some of the best examples of natural selection. Since its discovery by Bates (1862) in Amazonian Heliconiid butterflies many hundreds of papers have been written on the subject and today it is recognized as a major feature of animal evolution, especially in insects.