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Often insects have 'warning' coloration. Like the aphids at the left, their orange coloring serves as a signal to other insects and animals to stay away. The bright coloring of these aphids warns predators of the toxic sap they have been drinking.

Photo Courtesy of: Clemson University http://entweb.clemson.edu/cuentres/cesheets/tobacco/ce124.htm  

Deyrup, Mark 2000. Florida's Fabulous Insects. World Publications.