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SAT® Subject Test in Biology

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Milkweed and Monarchs

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Organisms within a community have developed defenses against predators. Answer the following question using the choices provided. The answer choices may be used once, more than once, or not at all.

Monarch caterpillars consume milkweed plants. The poisons produced by the milkweed plants are stored in the monarch butterflies, making them distasteful to predators. This is an example of

A

aposematic coloration.

B

Batesian mimicry.

C

cryptic coloration.

D

chemical defense.

E

herbivory.