Flies experience fear similar to the way that we do, and even need to calm down after an angry human or other threat scares them.
One of the best escape moves in nature is performed by the trap-jaw ant, which uses its jaws to hurl itself backward--performing multiple backflips in the process.
Parasitic wasps inject a virus to turn their victims into trembling, unwilling bodyguards. → → Continue reading →
Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey. Continue reading →
Some spiders are such ant wanna-be's that they resemble, act like, and hang out with ants, even forming mini colonies to foil ant-hating predators.
The telltale aroma of beer first evolved, not to tempt thirsty people, but to attract fruit flies. Continue reading →
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
The crickets have long, spiky legs and are freaking out some homeowners. Continue reading →
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