Natural selection favours the leaf butterfly because it shows:

Natural Selection Favours The Leaf Butterfly Because It Shows Biology Question

Natural selection favours the leaf butterfly because it shows:


(a) country shading
(b) batesian mimicry
(c) mullerian mimicry
(d) portective resemblance

Correct Answer:

batesian mimicry


In Batesian mimicry a scarce, palatable (edible) and unprotected organism resembles in form and shape with an abundant, relatively unpalatable and well protected organism. Well known examples of Batesian mimicry are stick insects, leaf insects and dead-leaf butterfly.

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