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and origami-like structure: beetles survive in-flight wing collision by collapsible wings
📄 Phan & Park (2020) Mechanisms of collision recovery in flying beetles and flapping-wing robots. Science 370:1214–1219 dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abd

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Given one square leaning on another, what is the ratio of the orange area and pink area?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RonySarker71/statu

Inclusive practices: still a long way to fight gender or racial bias in science textbooks but alternative representations exist.
📄 Simpson et al (2021) Teaching between the lines: representation in science textbooks. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36:4–8 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020

How to appear bigger than you are? Male tree crickets use home-made baffle as sound-amplifier when communicating with females.
📄 Deb et al (2020) Baffling: a condition-dependent alternative mate attraction strategy using self-made tools in tree crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287:20202229 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.2

Know your enemy: snapping assesses recent victory history of their opponents before engaging in a fight against them.
📄 Dinh et al (2020) Winner effects and switching assessment strategies facilitate fast and frugal decisions in territorial contests. Animal Behaviour 170:189–205 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Unusual case of acoustic batesian in spider species which mimics stridulation against predator.
📄 Pekár et al (2020) Spiders mimic the acoustic signalling of mutillid wasps to avoid predation: startle signalling or Batesian mimicry? Animal Behaviour 170:157–166 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Evidence of in a tiny parasitoid , half millimetre long. Congratulation to Silene for this nice study.
📄 Lartigue et al (2020) Consistent variations in personality traits and their potential for genetic improvement of biocontrol agents: Trichogramma evanescens as a case study. PCI Ecology dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.21.

Very rare case of internal in species, a taxon usually characterized by broadcast spawning and random fertilization in open water.
📄 Shipway et al (2020) Mate competition during pseudocopulation in shipworms. Biology Letters 16:20200626 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2020.0

While spiders do not possess insect-like ears (tympanal membrane), a species is able to detect airborn acoustic stimulus and distinguishes prey from predator.
📄 Stafstrom et al (2020) Ogre-faced, net-casting spiders use auditory cues to detect airborne prey. Current Biology 30:5033-5039.e3 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Fecal defence: while otherwise very careful about the colony cleanliness, some bees spread bird or mammal on their hive as a defense against predator wasps.
📄 Mattila et al. (2020) Honey bees (Apis cerana) use animal feces as a tool to defend colonies against group attack by giant hornets (Vespa soror). PLoS ONE 15:e0242668 dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pon

Grany cure in a species: russet sparrows incorporate fresh medical herb in their nest as anti-parasite treatment.
📄 Yang et al. (2020) Sparrows use a medicinal herb to defend against parasites and increase offspring condition. Current Biology 30:R1411–R1412 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

How will global change affect phenotypes? Ongoing debate about Gogler's rule and the evolution of thermal .
📄 Delhey et al. (2020) Why climate change should generally lead to lighter coloured animals. Current Biology 30:R1406–R1407 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Martin Steven is an ecologist specialized in and in animal prey species. Here is a new study about plant cryptism as a response to human harvesting. predation
📄 Niu et al (2021) Commercial harvesting has driven the evolution of camouflage in an alpine plant. Current Biology dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Nice global map of bee species richness: note the striking bimodal distribution at mid-latitudes.
📄 Orr et al (2021) Global patterns and drivers of bee distribution. Current Biology 31:1–8 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Collective decision and wisdom of the crowd: new considerations about the jury theorem in natural condition.
📄 Winklmayr et al (2020) The wisdom of stalemates: consensus and clustering as filtering mechanisms for improving collective accuracy. Proc R Soc Lond B 287:20201802 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1

Fossil behaviours: towards behavioural .
📄 Hsieh & Plotnick (2020) The representation of animal behaviour in the fossil record. Animal Behaviour 169:65–80 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Too hot to dance? Trade-off between sexual attractiveness and risk of overheating in fiddler .
📄 Darnell et al. (2020) Balancing risk and reward: mating opportunity influences thermal refuge use in fiddler crabs. Animal Behaviour 169:51–56 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Closing time effect: towards the end of the mating season, your acceptance threshold decreases (or the partner's attractiveness increases). Congratulation to Louise for this nice theoretical analysis.
📄 Chevalier et al (2020) Fluctuating dynamics of mate availability promote the evolution of flexible choosiness in both sexes. American Naturalist dx.doi.org/10.1086/711417

Very rare case in mammals of used for agonistic intraspecific competition.
📄 Nekaris et al (2020) Slow lorises use venom as a weapon in intraspecific competition. Current Biology 30:R1252–R1253 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

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