Fruit Fly Evolves Images of Tiny Ants On Its Wings

Warner Abrams Jr.
• TopekasNews


The G. tridens fruit fly species has evolved the image of smaller flies onto its wings.  The wings of the fly are transparent and reveal two smaller flies, standing in reverse to the fly’s main body.  Researcher Dr. Brigitte Howarth of Zayad University discovered the fly in the United Arab Emirites.  Dr. Howarth reports that when threatened, the fly quickly flaps its wings to confuse the predator into thinking multiple ants may be attacking it.

Source The National



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