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Unformatted text preview: The beetle discharges a hot quinone secretion as a defense. The components are produced in special glands (G) and stored in a reservoir (R) until mixing. + H2O G R Reaction Chamber Coloration Defenses • Cryptic coloration – disruptive coloration – counter-shading • Flash coloration • Aposematic or warning coloration • Mimicry Mimicry • Batesian - a palatable species which mimics an unpalatable species • Mullerian - a type of mimicry in which two or more unpalatable species appear similar • Wasmannian - mimicry whereby inquilines resemble their host (primarily ants)...
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- Fall '06
- Batesian mimicry, Mimicry, beetle, Structural or Mechanical Defenses, Coloration Defenses