Nature Strategy: Aposematism

Today, I want to talk about an important strategy in nature, called aposematism. Aposematism is the use of a warning coloration, used by creatures to warn predators that they are dangerous and should be avoided.  Here are a couple of pictures of aposematic coloration: Larvaes of White-tipped Cycadian Butterfly (Eumaeus godartii), a Poison-dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) and a Coral Snake (Micrurus nigrocinctus). This warning signal is beneficial for the predator and prey in order to recognize and avoid potential harm.

White-tipped Cycadian Larvae Aposematism

White-tipped Cycadian Larvae with warning coloration

Poison-dart Frog Aposematism

Poison-dart Frog with its warning coloration

Coral Snake Aposematism

Coral Snake with its warning coloration