parasitic butterflies

butterfly queen

 

螞蟻的巢既堅固安全,亦資源豐富,吸引了不少昆蟲。而最近一個研究發現,霾灰蝶懂得模仿蟻后的聲音,指令工蟻給自己餵食,成功寄生於蟻巢裡。

ant nests are stable and well-protected with rich resources, and that attracted many other insects. a recent study discovered that Maculinea butterflies would learn the queen ant’s language and make the worker ants bring them food! this shows these parasitic butterflies could understand the relationship of worker ants and queen ants, and are smart enough to copy queen ants sounds to get the privilege!

http://www.cq.xinhuanet.com/2015-01/06/c_1113890313.htm

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/9944/20141029/why-some-butterflies-want-to-be-ants.htm

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