Friday, June 01, 2012

Insects - Nature's Evolutionary Scratch Pad

While poking around one my client's websites, I found this fascinating article on Weevil anatomy: Weevils evolved nut-and-screw joint: Mother Nature beat hardware stores by millions of years.

The article is a quick and interesting read. But, what really caught my eye was this quote:

The weevil joint “is remarkable from a mechanical and anatomical standpoint,” says Roy Ritzmann, who studies insect locomotion at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. “It does confirm my notion that just about anything that is possible, insects will have evolved.”

Makes me wonder what other funky things insects do that we just ignore.

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