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mimicry, mimetic

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (M)
No Taxon mimicry, mimetic
Explanation of Names
From Greek mimikos, imitating.
mimicry noun, plural mimicries, adjective mimetic or mimetical, synonym mimesis - resemblance in form, color, habits, of one animal to another, often unrelated, animal. This is usually thought to protect the animal from predation. Principle types are:
Resemblance of an animal to plants or other objects (such as rocks) is usually called crypsis.
See Also
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 583 (1)
Internet References
Wikipedia: Mimicry
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.