Edmunds, Malcolm (2008) Hoverflies: the garden mimics. Biologist, 55 (4). pp. 202-207. ISSN 0006-3347
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The article offers information on hoverflies, a kind of fly that has bright colours and darting flight. Many of these brightly coloured hoverflies look like bees or wasps, and they use this to protect themselves. Batesian mimicry is where a palatable animal gains protection from resembling a noxious animal so that predators are deceived. Mimicry is far more widespread in the tropics than in temperate lands.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||INSECTS; HOVERFLIES; SYRPHIDAE; MIMICRY (Biology); ANIMAL defenses; COLOR variation (Biology)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QL Zoology|
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
|Schools:||College of Science and Technology > School of Built & Natural Environment|
|Deposited By:||Helen Cooper|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2010 11:27|
|Last Modified:||22 Sep 2011 12:11|
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