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The Distastefulness of Anosia plexippus.


IN “Essays on Evolution”, p. 274, 1908, Prof. Poulton directed attention to the instance of mimicry amongst Lepidoptera supplied by the American Danaine, Anosia plexippus, otherwise known as Danaida archippus, and its mimetic species. It occurred to me, therefore, that it would be interesting to test the distastefulness of this butterfly. This I was enabled to do through the kindness of Mr. F. W. Frowhawk, who at my request sent me a newly emerged female on September 22 of this year.

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POCOCK, R. The Distastefulness of Anosia plexippus.. Nature 87, 484–485 (1911).

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