Exploring dwitter.net: A Fascinating Resource for Coding Enthusiasts
Summary of my bookmarked links from Sep 7th, 2023
- About dwitter.net
Researchers have uncovered a fascinating example of mimicry in the animal kingdom: a newly discovered species of rove beetle from Australia, named Austrospirachtha carrijoi, that grows a termite puppet on its back. This intricate mimicry, achieved through abdomen enlargement, enables the beetle to blend in seamlessly with real termites. The beetle's true head remains concealed beneath the termite disguise. This clever adaptation likely helps the beetle avoid detection, allowing it to beg for food from termites rather than preying on their eggs or larvae. Once inside a termite nest, it enjoys a life of termite room service.