|Fritz Müller evolution
Fritz Müller, the great German naturalist, discovered that some unpalatable species mimic each other to mutually ward off predators. Different species collaborate, as it were, to show common colors to warn away predators that can learn from their mistakes.
Azteca trees grow Müller bodies to feed the ants that protect them. Some stingless honey-bees squirt a stinging venom; others make nice pets. The females of some midges either suck blood or laps nectar and they have different mouth parts. Termites are not ants; their castes have both male and female members. In defense of Darwin’s theory of evolution, Müller argued that natural selection was correct.
Art imitates life; bugs imitate leaves; all have reasons. Growing crystals imitate plants; yes, but we like there to be a reason for the similarity.