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Posts tagged mimicry

August 11, 2015


dusky dotty back fish blending into purple surroundings

Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

January 6, 2010


A close-up of a katydid.

The Siren Song of the Spotted Katydid

Learn how female katydids deceptively lure male cicadas to their death, on this Moment of Science.

August 17, 2009


Dancing parrot at festival

Dancing Birds Get Funky With Rhythm

Want to improve your groove when it comes to the Funky Chicken or the Electric Slide? Maybe you could take a lesson from the birds.

April 16, 2006



Snake Mimicry

Could you tell a coral snake from the similar looking, but non-poisonous scarlet king snake?

March 8, 2006



Batesian Mimicry

Let's discuss a phenomenon known as batesian mimicry and its contribution to the development of evolutionary theory.

May 24, 2004


Save the Eggs

Did you know that every year millions and millions of eggs are intentionally infected with flu viruses? Why is this? Find out on A Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004



Computer scientists are investigating mimicking nature in an effort to make it harder to hack into computers and networks. Learn how on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Beetles that Collectively Seduce Male Bees

As you land on top of her you realize too late the mistake you have made. You do whatever it is that bees do when they are terrified. This is no female bee, no possible mate.

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