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Posts tagged cannibalistic insects

November 23, 2017


Armyworms (Spodoptera prefica), like the one in the picture above, engage in cannibalism to stop diseases from spreading.

Cannibalism Has Some Advantages

One study showed that a way caterpillars stopped the spread of diseases was to eat the infected.

November 27, 2013


The male waterbug is saddled with the responsibility of childcare.

Sacrificial Fathers

Single fatherhood is hard for the male water bug. Afraid he'll eat his offspring, dad simply goes without.

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