KS4 & Post-16: Who's who?
Charles Darwin hailed Batesian mimicry as “a most beautiful proof of natural selection”. Henry Walter Bates, on his Amazonian journey of the 1840s and 50s, had discovered what we now refer to as Batesian mimicry. In Batesian mimicry a palatable species mimics an unpalatable one, thus protecting itself from predation.
This worksheet looks at speciation, dimorphic and polymorphic species, models and mimics and requires the student to discuss what effect linkage has on variation. The Linnean Society is well-placed to produce this resource - we hold Bates's original paper on the theory!
Worksheet 04: Who's who?
Teachers' Notes 04: Who's who?