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Warning Colouration


The bright colours of this Yellow-winged Darter Dragonfly serve as a warning to predators of its noxious taste.
The bright colours of this Yellow-winged Darter Dragonfly serve as a warning to predators of its noxious taste.
Photographer: André Karwath


Warning Colouration is an antipredator adaptation that provides a warning signal to other animals.


It can be described as a combination of contrasting colours that warns an animal is dangerous.


Bands of black and yellow are a common
warning colouration on insects that sting.


Associated Terms: Aposematism

 


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