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David

Darling

Bates, Henry Walter (1825–1892)

Henry Bates

Henry Bates was a British naturalist whose work on natural selection in animal mimicry lent support to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Bates collected over 8,000 previously unrecorded species of insects during 11 years in the Amazon (1848–59) and recounted his experiences in The Naturalist on the River Amazon (1863).