BATES, Henry Walter
Trans. Linn. Soc., 23, 495-566, 1862.
Bates spent eleven years in the Amazon and there collected 8,000 species of insects new to science. In the above paper he clearly stated and solved the problem of “mimicry”, known today as “Batesian mimicry”. The superficial resemblance of a palatable species (mimic) to an unpalatable species (model) is a form of protective coloration that has evolved by natural selection. (See also No. 228.1)
Subjects: BIOLOGY, EVOLUTION, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology, ZOOLOGY › Arthropoda › Entomology › Lepidoptera
The naturalist on the river Amazons, a record of adventures, habits of animals, sketches of Brazilian and Indian life, and aspects of nature under the equator, during eleven years of travel. 2 vols.London: John Murray, 1863.
Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Brazil, EVOLUTION, VOYAGES & Travels by Physicians, Surgeons & Scientists, ZOOLOGY