Defense mechanisms. Camouflage cryptic coloration. whipporwill. frog. lizard. toad. lizard. Mimicry. Convergent evolution. Batesian mimicry. palatable or harmless species mimics a harmful model. green parrot snake. Hawkmoth larva puffs up to look like poisonous snake. hawkmoth larvae.
palatable or harmless species mimics a harmful model
green parrot snake
Hawkmoth larva puffs up to look like poisonous snake
Which is the moth vs. the bee?
Which is the fly vs. the bee?
black, red, orange & yellowmeans:DON’T EAT ME!
Coral snake is poisonous
King snake is not
Red on yellow, poison fellow; red on black, safe from attack
Long term evolutionary adjustments between species
greater diversity = greater stability