<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1691026687882470&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

If it Looks Like an Ant and Smells Like an Ant... Batesian Mimicry in the Amazon Jungle

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 7:45:00 AM / by Ash Card posted in Insects, Amazon, amazon wildlife, ants

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Over 150 years ago, in the steamy jungle of the Amazon Rainforest, the explorer and naturalist Henry Walter Bates was watching two different butterflies fly side-by-side. He had discovered that one was poisonous, which would make any predator sick if it was eaten. He also knew that the other lacked any poison defense.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
FREE AMAZONCAM TRIAL
FREE ILLUSTRATED GUIDEBOOKS TO THE AMAZON RAINFOREST ANIMALS

Lists by Topic

see all