Mimicry in Plants

  • Delbert Wiens
Part of the Evolutionary Biology book series (EBIO, volume 11)


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.


Pitcher Plant Chemical Mimicry Orchid Flower Batesian Mimicry Insectivorous Plant 
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  • Delbert Wiens
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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