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The act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else

When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.

{n} a burlesque imitation, buffoonery
resemblance of one species to another in order to mislead a third
the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
{i} art or practice of mimicking, mime; imitation, close resemblance (also of animals)
The resemblance of an organism (the mimic) either to another organism or to a non-living object (the model), presumably conferring a benefit on the mimic in natural selection
the resemblance of an animal species to another species or to natural objects; provides concealment and protection from predators
n superficial resemblance that some organisms exhibit to other organisms to secure protection or other advantage
The similarity of two species for advantage
Protective resemblance; the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies; imitation; mimesis; mimetism
The act or practice of one who mimics; ludicrous imitation for sport or ridicule
Mimicry is the action of mimicking someone or something. One of his few strengths was his skill at mimicry. Similarity between organisms that confers a survival advantage on one. In Batesian mimicry, an organism lacking defenses mimics a species that does have defenses. In Müllerian mimicry, all species in a group are similar even though all individually have defenses. In aggressive mimicry, a predatory species mimics a benign species so that it can approach its prey without alarming it, or a parasitic species mimics its host. Some plant species mimic the colour patterns and scents of animals for the purposes of pollination and dispersal. Mimicry differs from camouflage in that camouflage hides the organism, whereas mimicry benefits the organism only if the organism is detected
Imitation of the size, shape or markings of eggs of another species Mimicry occurs among some brood parasites, such as cuckoos
Batesian mimicry
the resemblance of one or more non-poisonous species to a poisonous species, for example, the scarlet king snake and the coral snake
Mülleran mimicry
The resemblance of two or more poisonous species with each other, giving the effect that they are all more recognisable to potential predators. For example, the monarch butterfly and the viceroy butterfly