Batesian mimicry

1861 Batesian mimicry

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Henry Walter Bates evolution Batesian mimicry

Batesian mimicry

The great adventure

Defensive mimicry

Henry Walter Bates travelled to the Amazon Rainforest with his friend Alfred Russel Wallace. They intended to gather evidence for Darwin’s theory of evolution, and to support themselves by selling specimens of birds and insects to British museums. Bates collected eight thousand species that were new to science.

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