Scientists have always known that fruit fly larvae feast on rotting fruits and vegetable matter. But young maggots apparently also have a taste for their elder group members, according to a new study. Worst yet, when an older larva gets injured, group cannibalism ensues. It is as horrifying as it is fascinating.
Would you wear a jeweled pendent made by a bug? Caddisfly larvae use their own silk to construct elaborate suits of armor made from gravel, sand, and whatever other materials are at hand. French artist Hubert Duprat decided to replace these larvae's raw materials with gold and gemstones, letting them construct…
The predator-prey relationship between frogs and beetles seems like it would be pretty obvious doesn't it? Frog spots beetle, frog stealthily approaches beetle, frog eats beetle. Done, done and done.