Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 51 - 51.2 - Concept Check - Page 1146: 1


As other animals learn to avoid certain potentially dangerous insects, they will also avoid similar-appearing insects.

Work Step by Step

Mimicry of other animals that predators may want to avoid is seen in many types of animals. In insects, a wide variety of species may be extremely visually similar to a few others that are potentially dangerous to predators. Predators then learn to avoid all insects with those colors or patterns, as they associate them with trouble.
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