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Image 1 - Amphibians: Beware Young Beetles' Deadly 'Siren Call'
2011-09-26 10:45:50

   In role reversal, carnivorous ground beetle stalks its amphibian prey, says Tel Aviv University researcher Ground beetles can immobilize and devour amphibian prey many times their size. Now Gil Wizen, a graduate student of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology, has discovered that they have an additional advantage – the larvae of these beetles, like their fully grown adult counterparts, have a unique method for luring and feeding off amphibians. Wizen's...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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