Dr. David Pfennig, Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina
Perhaps nature’s most spectacular adaptations are examples of Batesian mimicry. Batesian mimicry evolves when individuals of a palatable species gain a selective advantage because they resemble a toxic species that predators avoid. This talk explores Batesian mimicry among deadly coral snakes and their lookalikes and asks: How does mimicry evolve in the first place? Why is mimicry often imprecise?
Free with general Admission