Abstract

That wonderful Hepialid, Leto stacyi, Scott, seems to claim a. place among those famous examples of a similar nature advanced by Bates, Wallace, and others. The protective resemblances among animals is an established fact, and it is unnecessary to quote classical instances. But I cannot find any reference to such a protective feature as that of a moth which resembles in situ an approach to the head of a reptile known to possess an appetite for birds. In the case under notice it may fairly be claimed that such an example exists in nature.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Skuse, 1895, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(6): 91–92
Author
F. A. A. Skuse
Year
1895
Title
On a case of presumed protective imitation
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
2
Issue
6
Start Page
91
End Page
92
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1895.1205
Language
English
Plates
plate xxii
Date Published
30 September 1895
Cover Date
30 September 1895
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
11 September 2009
Reference Number
1205
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