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Eyespot (mimicry): Quiz


Question 1: [1] In larger animals, eyespots may play a role in intraspecies communication or courtship – the most well-known example is probably the eyespots on a ________'s display feathers.
BirdPhasianidaePeafowlIndian Peafowl

Question 2: In members of the ________ family (such as the Leopard Cat and Leopard), the white circular markings on the backs of the ears are termed ocelli, and they are functionally similar to eyespots in other animals.

Question 3: The eye-like markings in some butterflies and moths and certain other insects, as well as the Sunbittern (a ________) do not seem to serve a mimicry function.
BirdEnantiornithesArchaeopteryxModern birds


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