Ant-Winged Fruitfly

Now an awe-striking example of nature’s savvy design:

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A recently discovered G tridens fruitfly that has evolved a to have images of detailed, ant-like insects on each wing, complete with six legs, a thorax, antennae and a tapered abdomen. The fly uses the images defensively, waving them back and forth when threatened to create the illusion of massing ants.

Dear Evolution,

You blow my mind. Well played.

Love,
Dana

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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

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6 Responses to “Ant-Winged Fruitfly”

  1. WOW! Nature is amazing. Or maybe it’s Fruit fly tattoos? Now I’m imagining this fruit fly tattoo parlor located in a hollow branch on a gnarly apple tree that died. They got two fireflies stuck in sap as makeshift lanterns at the entrance. The tree is at the creepy far end of the apple orchard nearest to the old grave stones, and where no one ever dares to go because people say skeletons dance under the moonlight there.

  2. So awesome I’d love to be one for a day!

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