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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 27.6 August 2016

Life imitates life: mimicry in British insects

By - Anthony Flemming

British insects include some fascinating mimics, but are they Batesian or Mullerian mimics? The author explores this intriguing world where all is not quite as it seems.

Leicester has nurtured some notable naturalists. Alfred Russel Wallace who, along with Darwin, developed the theory of evolution by natural selection worked there. The naturalist, writer and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough grew up there. A third, less famous, but undoubtedly great Leicester naturalist was Henry Walter Bates, who discovered mimicry in the natural world.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist