allosematic color
Having protective coloration resembling that of dangerous or inedible species; aposematic color; Batesian mimicry; see sematic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Batesian mimicry — A form of deceptive mimicry in which a palatable species assumes the appearance of a species distasteful or poisonous to a predator; false warning color; allosematic color; pseudaposematic color; see Mullerian mimicry …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pseudaposematic — /pseudoaposematic color Mimicry of coloration or form of another organism possessing dangerous or disagreeable qualities; Batesian mimicry; allosematic color; see sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aposematic — adj. [Gr. apo, away; sema, signal] Warning coloration or structures that repel predators, also including movements, sounds, smells, etc; see allosematic color, sematic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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