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Have you ever seen someone you’d rather not run into and wish you could just fade into the background? Well, Ariamnes cylindrogaster, a spider native to Japan, Korea, and China, can! You’ve probably heard of camouflage, an adaptation that … Continue reading →
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We’ve all heard of the five senses: sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste. Some animals, such as certain types of fish, reptiles, or mammals, can also use an internal compass to navigate through their environment. This can be in the form … Continue reading →
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Color polymorphisms are an interesting phenomenon especially when considered in the field of sensory ecology. A polymorphism is when two or more related traits appear within a single mating population, and in many cases this is seen as individuals expressing … Continue reading →
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Cicada Acoustic Communication To communicate between and within their species, insects have evolved various ways to produce sound. Sound communication can play an important role in reproduction and sexual selection. In various cicada species, sound production informs mating behavior through … Continue reading →