Top 10 Animals with Warning Colorations

Metal_Treasure
Warning colorations (aka aposematism) are used by animals that are dangerous or foul to eat. These animals just advertise the fact and the predator is given good warning.

Warning colors are usually some combinations of red, yellow, black and white, but not only.

The Top Ten

1 Coral Snake Coral Snake

Coral snakes are poisonous and have bright warning colors. Look at them - classic: yellow, red and black. You were warned!
There are also coral snakes with other colors. - Metal_Treasure

2 Blue-Ringed Octopus Blue-Ringed Octopus

It’s one of the deadliest sea animals - its venomous bite has killed many people. - Metal_Treasure

3 Wasp Wasp

Classsic warning colors combination: black and yellow - Metal_Treasure

4 Poison Dart Frog Poison Dart Frog

Their bright colors (not only blue) are a warning to predators that they should not be consumed (because they are poisonous).
They secrete toxic alkaloids through the skin. - Metal_Treasure

5 Skunk Skunk Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.

Their warning coloration is based on a pattern with contrasting colors. - Metal_Treasure

6 Strawberry Poison Dart Frog Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
7 Caterpillar Caterpillar
8 Ladybug Ladybug

When grabbed by a predator, they secrete a foul-tasting fluid from their leg joints.
By the way it's a beetle and not a bug. - Metal_Treasure

9 Red-Backed Poison Frog Red-Backed Poison Frog
10 Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog Yellow-Banded Poison Dart Frog

The Contenders

11 Firebug Firebug
12 Italian Striped Bug Italian Striped Bug

Aka minstrel bug (Graphosoma lineatum) - Metal_Treasure

13 Dyeing Poison Dart Frog Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
14 Soldier Beetle Soldier Beetle
15 Golden Poison Dart Frog Golden Poison Dart Frog
16 Sira Poisonous Dart Frog
17 Green-and-Black Poison Dart Frog Green-and-Black Poison Dart Frog
18 Phantasmal Poison Frog Phantasmal Poison Frog
19 Harlequin Poison Frog Harlequin Poison Frog
BAdd New Item

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top Ten Best Animals Top Ten Coolest Animals Ever Top 10 Strongest Land Animals Top Ten Most Dangerous Animals Top 10 Cutest Animals

List Stats

19 listings
45 days old

Top Remixes

1. Coral Snake
2. Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
3. Blue-Ringed Octopus
Metal_Treasure

WRemix

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P