Table 1: Summarized table of adaptive resemblance terms in general biology as used in important reviews. Systems can either be considered according to what a mimic pretends to be or according to what an operator perceives. We adopted the latter view.

By an operator, the mimic is…
not detected as a discrete entity (causing no reaction)detected as an uninteresting entity (causing no reaction)detected as an interesting entity (causing a reaction beneficial to the mimic)Reference(s)

CrypsisMasqueradeMimicryEndler 1981 [21], 1988 [22]
EucrypsisMimesisHomotypyPasteur 1982a [23]
EucrypsisPlant-part mimicryMimicryRobinson 1981 [24]
CrypsisMasqueradeMimicryRuxton et al. 2004 [25], Ruxton 2009 [17]
Cryptic resemblanceCryptic resemblanceSematic resemblanceStarrett 1993 [18]
CrypsisMasqueradeStevens and Merilaita 2009b [26]
CrypsisCrypsisMimicrycVane-Wright 1976 [27], 1980 [20]
Camouflage or mimesisCamouflage or mimesisMimicryWickler 1968 [19]

—: not considered.
aPasteur [23] uses the term “camouflage” as generic term for both eucrypsis and mimesis.
bThe term “camouflage” is used by Stevens and Merilaita [26] to describe all forms of concealment, including crypsis and masquerade.
cFor the imitation of inanimate objects, Vane-Wright [27] uses the expressions “decoys” or “deflective marks”.