Mimetic species gain an evolutionary advantage by imitating harmful ones. The two most common types of mimicry are:

Batesian mimicry: Batesian mimics closely resemble toxic or dangerous species. A trait that protects them from predation.

Mullerian mimicry: Two or more distasteful species are using the same warning signal.

Animals can use other strategies to prevent predation:

Crypsis: The Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni) aims to escape detection.

Masquerade: When animals resemble mimic inanimate objects

Aposematism: Chemically-defended species like the cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) advertise their toxicity.