Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Insect Examples of Island Gigantism

A list of insect examples of island gigantism, "a biological phenomenon where the size of animals isolated on an island increases dramatically over generations." From the Wikipedia page here
Madagascar hissing cockroach
Saint Helena Giant Earwig
Conant's Giant Nihoa Tree Cricket
Lord Howe Island phasmid
Giant weta of New Zealand

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