THE DUAL BENEFITS OF APOSEMATISM: PREDATOR AVOIDANCE AND ENHANCED RESOURCE COLLECTION

@article{Speed2010THEDB,
  title={THE DUAL BENEFITS OF APOSEMATISM: PREDATOR AVOIDANCE AND ENHANCED RESOURCE COLLECTION},
  author={Michael P Speed and Michael A. Brockhurst and Graeme D. Ruxton},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={64}
}
Theories of aposematism often focus on the idea that warning displays evolve because they work as effective signals to predators. Here, we argue that aposematism may instead evolve because, by enhancing protection, it enables animals to become more exposed and thereby gain resource‐gathering benefits, for example, through a wider foraging niche. Frequency‐dependent barriers (caused by enhanced conspicuousness relative to other prey and low levels of predator education) are generally assumed to… 

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