Neatorama Posts Tagged "mimicry"
Ladybug Mimic Spider...

Take a closer look at this cute ladybug and you'd be surprised to find that it's actually a spider. Meet the Ladybird Mimic Spider (Ladybug Mimic Spider for us Yanks), as wonderfully s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/03/ladybug-mimic-spider/
Evolution Puzzle: Why Bad Mimics Haven't Died Out Yet...

In evolutionary biology, mimicry is what happens when an organism evolve...  ...al snake. Obviously, the advantage of good mimicry is obvious - but why do so many animals...  ...ofitable meal and so the selection on mimicry

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/22/evolution-puzzle-why-bad-mimics-havent-died-out-yet/
Amazonian Wild Cats Use Mimicry To Outsmart Monkey Prey

Wild Amazonian cats mimic the vocalizations of small animals in order to lure them for dinner. However they don't tell the tiny beasts that they are going to be the main course. Researchers first recorded the incident...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/13/amazonian-wild-cats-use-mimicry-to-outsmart-monkey-prey/
Chook the Lyrebird...

(YouTube link) You might recall Sir David Attenborough introducing us to the lyrebird, a master of mimcry (and later the wonderful remix). Chook the lyrebird lives at the Adelaide Zoo. After a period of construction a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/14/chook-the-lyrebird/
A Sexually Deceptive Orchid......

"...so convincing that male wasps will mate with it to the point of ejaculation." After reading that in Harper's Magazine ("Findings" section, Sept '08), I Googled the relevant terms and found that...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/28/a-sexually-deceptive-orchid/
Indonesian Mimic Octopus...

The Indonesian mimic octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus...  ...topus, Thaumoctopus mimicus, takes camouflage and mimicry into a new level:This octopus is able to copy the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/07/indonesian-mimic-octopus/
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