adj. having bright colors or patterns or other distinctive morphology to indicate that an insect or amphibian is generally dangerous or unpalatable. For example, ladybugs are colored red because red signifies danger to predators. See also warning coloration.

APOSEMATIC: "An aposematic coloration on an organism signifies to predators that it is not tasty to eat. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APOSEMATIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aposematic/ (accessed June 23, 2021).