Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Mimetic Assemblages of Lycidlike Cerambycidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) from Southeastern Brazil.

A. do Nascimento, ElyntonDel-Claro, KleberR. Martins, Ubirajara

The mimetic relationships between cerambycid (mimics) and lycid beetles (models) are investigated in two forests of Southeastern Brazil. Eight lycidlike species of Cerambycidae were detected. The co-occurrence of the taxa and the greatest abundance of lycids through the time are evidences of the Batesian mimicry in Cerambycidae.

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