Warning Coloration in Animals: Examples, Overview


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What is camouflage?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of warning colorations?

2. If a predator consumes a prey species with warning colorations and becomes sick, what is it likely to do when it encounters the prey species a second time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help assess what you know about warning coloration in animals. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the test include the definition of camouflage and characteristics of warning coloration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Definition of camouflage
  • Characteristics of warning colorations
  • Species that use warning colorations
  • Where monarch butterflies obtain their toxins

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on warning coloration in animals
  • Making connections - understand the concept of warning coloration and how it helps to deter predators
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about defensive mechanisms in animals in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as warning coloration and camouflage

Additional Learning

To learn more about this defense mechanism, review the corresponding lesson on Warning Coloration in Animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define warning coloration
  • Differentiate between warning coloration and camouflage
  • Review examples of animals that use warning coloration