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Pictured are Heliconius numata (top) and its co-mimic Melinaea mneme (bottom) (French Guiana). (Credit: Mathieu Chouteau. DOI: 10.1038/nature10341.)
Melinaea (left) and Heliconius numata mimetic forms. (Credit: Mathieu Joron. DOI: 10.1038/nature10341.)
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