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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...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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