Origin: Anc Greek
> μιμνήσκω/mimnisko(=remember )
|Henry Walter Bates (1825 –1892)|
(evolutionary biology) . Mimicry is the phenomenon characterized by similarity of one species to another which offers protection to one or both of them. There are many kinds of mimicry as
a) Batesian mimicry, in which an organism lacking defenses mimics a species that does have defenses.
b) In Müllerian mimicry, all species in a group are similar even though all individually have defenses.
c) In aggressive mimicry, a predatory species mimics a benign species so that it can approach its prey without alarming it.