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The Featured Creature: 7 Unbeweevably Cool Weevils That Will Make You Say ‘Wow!’
With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility.
by Shikhei Goh
Tiger beetles, known for their speed and agility, do an optimal reorientation dance as they chase prey at blinding speeds, says Jane Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and physics at Cornell University, who tries to find simple physical explanations for complex, hardwired animal behaviors.
This visual representation shows a tracked tiger beetle’s trajectories as it chases prey. By observing a beetle’s chase, scientists have derived a physical law that it follows to optimize its predation strategies.
Tiger beetle photograph by Troup Dresser.