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biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry

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biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry

the masquerade is almost perfect. certain moths of the subfamily arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. but these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble those of wasps. their transparent wings are folded in a wasp-like way. for more than 150 years there has been a plausible explanation for this type of imitation, which is commonly known as mimicry. it says that the moths - just like many hoverflies and other insects - imitate wasps in order to protect thems...