aposematic


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aposematic

[¦ap·ə·sə¦mad·ik]
(ecology)
Pertaining to colors or structures on an organism that provide a special means of defense against enemies. Also known as sematic.
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Evidence for peak-shift in predator generalization among aposematic prey.
Evidence for the hight importance of signal size over body size in aposematic signaling in insects.
Chemical defense and aposematic coloration in larvae of the ascidian Ecteinascidia turbinate.
Jumping spiders attend to context during learned avoidance of aposematic prey.
The efficacy of chemical defense in aposematic milkweed bugs was examined using a variety of predators (birds, lizards, mantids).
3:45 APOSEMATIC (WARNING) COLORATION IN VASCULAR PLANTS OF SOUTHEASTERN OHIO.
A recent study provides new details about how these warning, or aposematic, signals evolved.
Many lampyrid larvae and adults glow when they are disturbed, which is thought to serve as an aposematic signal (Sivinski 1981; Underwood et al.
Like poison dart frogs in the tropics, chemically defended caterpillars often have bold, colorful patterns to warn would-be predators to avoid them, known as aposematic coloration.
skunks exhibit aposematic coloration and behavior (Lariviere and Messner, 1996) and enlarged scent glands that may make predation by larger carnivores less likely (Walton and Lariviere, 1994).
Nonetheless, many snake species exhibit defensive or elusive behaviors such as cryptic and aposematic coloration, and mimetism (La Marca and Soriano 2004, Lancini 1986, Lotzkat 2007).