Latest Aposematism Stories
Butterflies are vibrant and colorful insects, with colorations designed to deflect predators. A new study from the University of Florida reveals that some of these predator driven defenses may be caused by enemies one-tenth the size of the butterfly.
European paper wasps (Polistes dominula) advertise the size of their poison glands to potential predators, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology.
A ladybird's color indicates how well-fed and how toxic it is, according to an international team of scientists. Research led by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool directly shows that differences between animals' warning signals reveal how poisonous individuals are to predators.
A new study in the current issue of The Annals of the Entomological Society of America helps scientists better understand how organisms depend upon one another.
The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.
The hair-like structures used by birch caterpillars to communicate warnings may have evolved from walking, researchers from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada have discovered.
How two butterfly species have evolved exactly the same striking wing color and pattern has intrigued biologists since Darwin's day.
The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only for the purpose of self defense from predators. It's clearly visible red color is designed as a...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.