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laudandus species group and the sympatric species of Meiacanthus, the fangblennies, and this may be an example of Mullerian mimicry (Smith-Vaniz 1976).
Brower of Oregon State University in Corvallis, who's studying Mullerian mimicry in butterflies, cautions that the pattern of ancestral coloring in the new family tree "is not superstrong evidence" for mimicry.
Indeed, Brower speculates, birds in Florida may discover that these micrating monarchs are safe to eat, thereby thwarting the mutually beneficial Mullerian mimicry between the viceroy and the monarch.