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Animals with Warning Colors

Animals with Warning Colors

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Animals with Warning Colors
Created by

Juan DiTrani

Website 875 participants 1,564 spottings

Many animals use colors in the opposite way of camouflage. They have bright colors wich make them highly conspicous on the environment. Potential predators then can relate and remember these colors to unpleasant or dangerous animals to eat. This survival strategy, named Aposematism, is beneficial for the prey and the predator, and have been reported in many animals like insects, frogs, snakes and aquatic animals.

Animals with Warning Colors

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Recent Spottings

Seven Spot Ladybird Beetle Steven Sheppard 1 0 Seven Spot Ladybird Beetle
Tricolor soldier beetle (m) Mark Ridgway 3 0 Tricolor soldier beetle (m)
Red Salamander LisaPowers 13 5 Red Salamander
Pipevine Swallowtail Ornithoptera80 5 0 Pipevine Swallowtail
Velvet ant, (Cow killer) Ornithoptera80 7 2 Velvet ant, (Cow killer)
Monarch Butterfly Steven Sheppard 2 0 Monarch Butterfly
Squash vine borer Ornithoptera80 11 2 Squash vine borer
Gulf fritillary Ornithoptera80 5 0 Gulf fritillary
Gulf fritillary Ornithoptera80 11 2 Gulf fritillary
Gulf fritillary caterpillar Ornithoptera80 5 0 Gulf fritillary caterpillar
Two-lined spittlebug Saturniidae27 1 0 Two-lined spittlebug
Fort-tailed katydid, (nymph) Ornithoptera80 2 0 Fort-tailed katydid, (nymph)
Reakirt's blue Saturniidae27 4 0 Reakirt's blue
Eight-spotted flea beetle Saturniidae27 2 0 Eight-spotted flea beetle
Large milkweed bug Ornithoptera80 5 2 Large milkweed bug
Passion butterfly/Gulf fritillary Ornithoptera80 6 2 Passion butterfly/Gulf fritillary
Unidentified Gaia80 1 0 Unidentified
Southern Black Widow Spider Tukup 4 0 Southern Black Widow Spider
Turkish gecko Saturniidae27 6 4 Turkish gecko
Question mark butterfly ornithoptera80 14 6 Question mark butterfly
Passion butterfly ornithoptera80 1 1 Passion butterfly
Blue-fronted dancer Saturniidae27 4 4 Blue-fronted dancer
Question mark caterpillar ornithoptera80 3 0 Question mark caterpillar
Aquatic Coral Snake Tukup 10 9 Aquatic Coral Snake
Gulf fritillary, (♀) ornithoptera80 3 0 Gulf fritillary, (♀)
Gulf fritillary butterfly ornithoptera80 3 0 Gulf fritillary butterfly
Rover firefly Saturniidae27 1 0 Rover firefly
Tortoise Beetle (common metallic-striped gold form) Muckpuk 9 3 Tortoise Beetle (common metallic-striped gold form)
Question mark caterpillar, (3rd instar) ornithoptera80 12 6 Question mark caterpillar, (3rd instar)
Gulf fritillary ornithoptera80 2 0 Gulf fritillary
Salt marsh moth (♂) ornithoptera80 7 0 Salt marsh moth (♂)
Milkweed Assassin Bug Muckpuk 8 2 Milkweed Assassin Bug
Passion butterfly Saturniidae27 1 0 Passion butterfly
Gulf fritillary caterpillar, (2nd instar) ornithoptera80 1 0 Gulf fritillary caterpillar, (2nd instar)
South American Coral Snake Tukup 8 10 South American Coral Snake
Red and blue flea beetle ornithoptera80 2 0 Red and blue flea beetle
Indian Wasp Moth Gaia80 1 3 Indian Wasp Moth
Potter Wasp Gaia80 2 0 Potter Wasp
Woolly Bear Gaia80 1 0 Woolly Bear
Mottled cupmoth Mark Ridgway 15 6 Mottled cupmoth
Four spotted cupmoth Mark Ridgway 12 2 Four spotted cupmoth
European Hornet Gaia80 3 0 European Hornet
Four-Lined Ameiva, Four-Lined Whiptail Muckpuk 1 2 Four-Lined Ameiva, Four-Lined Whiptail
Caterpillar Muckpuk 0 0 Caterpillar
Red shield bug Pieter_vR 4 2 Red shield bug
Painted Lady Muckpuk 1 0 Painted Lady
Mourning Cloak Caterpillar Muckpuk 0 1 Mourning Cloak Caterpillar
Cassowary AJ Arruda 4 0 Cassowary
Common Mapwing TajSALDO 7 4 Common Mapwing
Red Harvester Ant Steven Sheppard 1 0 Red Harvester Ant

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