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The Three In One Insect


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#1    Eldorado

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

The exotic fruit fly called “Goniurellia tridens”.

Full Article & great pics: http://guardianlv.co...little-friends/

Snippet: "When the doctor first saw the fly on an oleander shrub in the northern part of Oman, she thought there were several insects all sharing the same proximity. To her, it appeared that the fruit fly was flanked by two ants.
Initially Howarth thought that the fly had an ant infestation on its wings. She explained that the symmetry was so perfect that she decided it was not possible.
After taking the fly back to the lab and observing it under a microscope she found out that these “ants” were painted on the wings.
According to Dr Howarth, the fly will “flash” its wings when threatened by a predator. This gives the impression that there are a couple of ants walking around. This presumably confuses the predator and the fly has time to make a speedy get-away. Apparently, it may also be a sort of courtship device."

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:30 PM

Wow, that's almost too awesome to be true!! I can't believe this!! thanks for the article EL!! :)

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

Wow...look at that. Brilliant :tu:

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:02 PM

View PostMentalcase, on 15 November 2013 - 08:30 PM, said:

Wow, that's almost too awesome to be true!! I can't believe this!! thanks for the article EL!! :)

I know!  I'm shocked I've never seen one before.

You'd think they would be famous. Celebrities of the insect world.

Edited by Eldorado, 18 November 2013 - 12:07 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

That is pretty cool.. I have never heard of this. Good find. :tu:

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

Great link Eldorado.

Its almost an argument for creationism ;)

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