Saturday, February 12, 2011

Is this insect weird enough for you?

Five centimeters long, it's a nonflying cricket, heavily built, with feet that look like snowshoes. This species of the genus Schizodactylus is interesting entomologists, not just because it's strange, but because it shows only small changes from fossil remains newly discovered in Brazil. It's like the animal looked at the whole "evolution" thing and said, "Nah, not for me."

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