Field of Science

Jurassic mimicry

Botanists have always known what was really in Jurassic Park: gymnosperms and ferns.  But this is a pretty neat paleo-story about a Jurassic hanging fly whose wings appear to mimic Jurassic age ginkgo leaves.  That's pretty cool. Such relationships certainly extisted, but it's so seldom that you find good evidence of it.   

1 comment:

Eric. said...

Fascinating. And that artist's rendition is amazingly life-like. Haven't had time this morning to read the paper completely, but will certainly get to it later. Thanks for passing this one along.