Living With Blackness II

Monarch Butterfly
Black Makes Orange Warning Color More Obvious

Black colors in insects can be important to the appearance of insects and their visual communication. Many aposematic (warning coloration) insects have the color black combined with red, orange or yellow. Black outlines around a region of bright color can highlight the color and make it more distinct. An indistinct border around a colored region will blend the colors making them less conspicuous. This is part due the visual…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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