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Batesian Mimicry: Examples & Definition

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Who first introduced the concept of Batesian mimicry?

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1. Batesian mimicry is an example of _______.

2. Another word for warning coloration in animals is ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about Batesian mimicry, which is when a harmless species has adapted to look like a noxious species to dissuade potential predators from attacking. You will be tested on things such as specific examples of Batesian mimicry and who first acknowledged the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who introduced the concept of Batesian mimicry
  • How to define the concept
  • An alternative term for warning coloration in animals
  • Examples of Batesian mimicry in nature

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Batesian mimicry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how animals fool predators in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific animals that use this adaptation, and what it is for

Additional Learning

To learn more about techniques that animals have developed to avoid predation, review the corresponding lesson on Batesian mimicry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the definition of Batesian mimicry
  • Examines who Dr. Henry Water Bates was
  • Identifies specific examples of animals that use Batesian mimicry
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