Henry Walter Bates

(1825—1892) naturalist

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An English naturalist who, in 1848, accompanied A. R. Wallace on an exploration of the Amazon, where he collected nearly 15 000 species of insects, 8000 of which were new to science. His studies of them led him to propose the way in which the mimicry named after him can arise among unrelated species. He received enthusiastic support from Darwin and from Sir Joseph Hooker and Darwin wrote an introduction to his only book, The Naturalist on the River Amazon, published by John Murray in 1863.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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