- a type of mimicry
where a palatable species (the mimic) resembles an unpalatable or well-defended species (the model), thus gaining protection from predation. Contrast with Mullerian mimicry
. Examples abound among butterflies and other groups. Batesian mimicry may occur across unrelated taxa, e.g., moths mimicking beetles, flies mimicking wasps. Here are several sets of examples, with the format model
. Note that some of these are well-accepted in the literature, and others are suggested mimicry associations.