Australian Museum Journal On a case of presumed protective imitation

Shortform:
Skuse, 1895, Rec. Aust. Mus. 2(6): 91–92
Author(s):
Skuse, F. A. A.
Year published:
1895
Title:
On a case of presumed protective imitation
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
2
Issue:
6
Start page:
91
End page:
92
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.2.1895.1205
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxii
Date published:
30 September 1895
Cover date:
30 September 1895
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
11 September 2009
Reference number:
1205
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (116kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (730kb PDF)

Abstract

That wonderful Hepialid, Leto stacyi, Scott, seems to claim a. place among those famous examples of a similar nature advanced by Bates, Wallace, and others. The protective resemblances among animals is an established fact, and it is unnecessary to quote classical instances. But I cannot find any reference to such a protective feature as that of a moth which resembles in situ an approach to the head of a reptile known to possess an appetite for birds. In the case under notice it may fairly be claimed that such an example exists in nature.