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Australia's truly glamorous camper

作者:薛沟    发布时间:2019-03-07 08:10:00    

CALL it classy camping gear. Baby Australian leafhoppers (Kahaono montana) pitch silk tents to keep them safe from predators. Silkworms and spiders are famous as silk spinners, but “true bugs” – belonging to the order Hemiptera – were thought to lack this ability. Now Murray Fletcher at Industry & Investment NSW in Orange, New South Wales, Australia, and colleagues have seen young Australian leafhoppers spin silk tents on leaves. Although thin and transparent, the tents are strong enough to protect the nymphs from predatory lacewing larvae, says Fletcher (Australian Journal of Entomology, DOI:

 

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