Mimicry and Warning Colours2

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IT is just twenty years ago since the late Charles Darwin called the writer's attention to a little paper, by Fritz Müller, published in Kosmos for May 1879, and containing a new suggestion concerning the theory of mimicry. It was the writer's misfortune to have foreseen that the principle discovered by Müller was likely to exert a profound influence on certain biological problems of which the solution had up to that time been un-attempted, and he accordingly introduced the new idea to the entomologists of this country by inserting a translation of the paper in the Proceedings of the Entomological Society of London.


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    "Natural Selection the Cause of Mimetic Resemblance and Common Warning Colours." By Edward B. Poulton, M.A., F.R.S. (Journ. Linn. Soc. Zoology, vol. xxvi. pp. 558–612.)

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MELDOLA, R. Mimicry and Warning Colours2. Nature 60, 55–57 (1899) doi:10.1038/060055a0

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