Pycanum alternatum. The bright aposematic coloration of...
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Image #cld1503544
SpeciesPycanum alternatum
LocalitySarawak, Malaysia
DescriptionThe bright aposematic coloration of these newly hatched Red Stink Bugs warns would-be predators of their acute distastefulness. Rather than dispersing after birth as many young insects do, many aposematic species remain gregarious like this. Research has revealed that their tightly grouped behavior has the effect of amplifying their warning coloration signal to other animals. 
Keywordsaggregation | aposematic | aposematism | borneo | bug | coloration | egg | fauna | gregarious | hemiptera | insect | juvenile | pentatomidae | red | shield | stink | warning


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