Mimicry: Differential Advantage of Color Patterns in the Natural Environment

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Science  10 Apr 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3615, pp. 183-185
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3615.183


With a new modification of the release and recapture technique in which day-flying male moths are artificially painted, released, and then lured by their females into traps, it has been possible to obtain differential recapture frequencies in natural areas of the Neotropics.