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A Striking Resemblance

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Batesian mimicry occurs when a harmless species closely resembles a harmful species. David Pfenning, professor of biology, studies the scarlet kingsnake and the venomous eastern coral snake. According to Pfenning, mimicry is a survival strategy that evolves based on a species’ predators and prey.
Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 18 Issue 1, Fall 2001, p30-32, il, por