aposematic coloration


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aposematic coloration

(ăp′ə-sə-măt′ĭk)

aposematic coloration

see WARNING COLORATION.
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The gregarious habit and the aposematic coloration are characteristics of unpalatable insects, which suggest that Eumaeus species are unpalatable for predators (Bowers and Larin 1989).
Striped skunks rely on aposematic coloration and behavior to repel predators (Walton and Lariviere, 1994; Lariviere and Messier, 1996).
A suite of characters including chemical defenses, camouflage and aposematic coloration, and behavioral traits is involved in the evasion of predators.
Furthermore, taking into account that aposematic coloration works only against visual predators with a learning ability, such as fishes (Gimcnez-Casalduero et al., 1999), it is noteworthy that crustaceans are also known to be able to detect and process signals by both chemosensory and visual systems (Wight et al., 1990; Johnson et al., 2002; Barr et al., 2008; Derby and Sorensen, 2008).
Survival of distasteful insects after being attacked by naive birds: a reappraisal of the theory of aposematic coloration evolving through individual selection.