protective mimicry


protective mimicry
see cryptic colors, Batesian mimicry, Mullerian mimicry.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • protective mimicry — protective mimicry, a close resemblance of a defenseless animal to some different animal, which is less susceptible to attack from predators; Batesian mimicry. For example, the viceroy butterfly closely resembles the monarch, which is not eaten… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mimicry — For other uses, see Mimic (disambiguation). Plate from Henry Walter Bates (1862) illustrating Batesian mimicry between Dismorphia species (top row, third row) and various Ithomiini (Nymphalidae, second row, bottom row) In …   Wikipedia

  • protective coloration — См. protective mimicry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Protective — Pro*tect ive, a. [Cf. F. protectif.] Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. The favor of a protective Providence. Feltham. [1913 Webster] {Protective coloring} (Zo[ o]l.), coloring which serves for the concealment and preservation of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protective coloring — Protective Pro*tect ive, a. [Cf. F. protectif.] Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. The favor of a protective Providence. Feltham. [1913 Webster] {Protective coloring} (Zo[ o]l.), coloring which serves for the concealment and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protective tariff — Protective Pro*tect ive, a. [Cf. F. protectif.] Affording protection; sheltering; defensive. The favor of a protective Providence. Feltham. [1913 Webster] {Protective coloring} (Zo[ o]l.), coloring which serves for the concealment and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mimicry — Mim ic*ry, n. 1. The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mimicry — /mim ik ree/, n., pl. mimicries. 1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking. 2. Biol. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as… …   Universalium

  • mimicry — Synonyms and related words: acting, aggressive mimicry, apery, aping, buffoonery, business, caricature, characterization, cryptic mimicry, dumb show, embodiment, enacting, enactment, gag, ham, hammy acting, hoke, hokum, imitation, impersonation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • protective coloration — Synonyms and related words: aggressive mimicry, apery, camouflage, cryptic mimicry, disguise, domino, false colors, false face, false front, incognito, mask, masque, masquerade, mimicry, mockery, mummery, parrotry, playing possum, smoke screen,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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