A post on National Geographic’s website recently highlighted five amazing insects with adaptations that give them the survival advantage.
- Honey Ants literally store food in their bellies which can be regurgitated to feed other ants in the colony.
- Stalk eyed flies use their antennae to attract females and fight. The longer the antennae the better.
- Poop moths and caterpillars are camouflaged to look like flies eating poop to predators like birds coming from the air. Birds see them as flies and not as a food source.
- Giraffe weevils use their long necks to battle each other for females.
Read more about these fascinating features at http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/these-adaptations-give-insects-a-survival-advantage.aspx