Batesian, quasi-Batesian or Müllerian mimicry? Theory and data in mimicry Research

  title={Batesian, quasi-Batesian or M{\"u}llerian mimicry? Theory and data in mimicry Research},
  author={Michael P Speed},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
In this paper I argue that the nature of mimetic relationships remains contentious because there are insufficient data to enable full evaluation of theoretical models. There is, however, a growing appreciation of the need to draw together empirical studies to provide foundations for theoretical work. I review some recent data that considers the responses of predators to changing numbers of defended prey items and the nature of mimicry along a palatability spectrum. A simple model of predator… CONTINUE READING

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