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An Old World Cockroach Species May Have Originated In North America
2014-01-06 08:41:55

Ectobius is the genus name for a cockroach that inhabits a large portion of northernmost Europe to southernmost Africa. Fossils of the Ectobius dating back 44 million years found in Europe had entomologists believing the species originated in the Old World.

Image 1 - Ancient Crickets Hint At The Origins Of Insect Hearing
2012-01-04 04:53:04

How did insects get their hearing? A new study of 50 million year-old cricket and katydid fossils — sporting some of the best preserved fossil insect ears described to date— help trace the evolution of the insect ear.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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