Mullerian Mimicry: Definition & Examples

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Is Mullerian mimicry only found in insects?

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1. Which of the following is true of Mullerian mimicry?

2. Why is Mullerian mimicry advantageous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about and test you on Mullerian mimicry, which is when two or more harmful species have adapted to look similar to dissuade potential predators from attacking.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Whether or not Mullerian mimicry is only found in insects
  • The characteristics of Mullerian mimicry
  • Why this adaption is advantageous

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 Mullerian mimicry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how species have adapted to warn predators away
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the facts surrounding Mullerian mimicry, and why it is advantageous

Additional Learning

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

  • Defines what Mullerian mimicry is
  • Provides specific examples of species that have developed it, including butterflies
  • Discusses how Mullerian mimicry is an effective defense mechanism
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