Cicadas Might Have Given Rise to a Form of Batesian Mimicry in Citheronia Azteca

Automeris egeus moth displays its eye spots

Periodical invasions of cicadas are common across the eastern United States and giant silk moths (Citheronia azteca) might have evolved to resemble cicadas as a form of Batesian mimicry in order to make them less appealing to predators.

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