Tuesday, December 11, 2007
so i was looking up "convergent evolution" in wikipedia (it's a long story), and one of the examples given was hummingbirds vs. hummingbird hawk-moths.
convergent evolution is, well, when two completely different species evolve very similar characteristics to deal with a common problem or similar environment. like armadillos and turtles! or hedgehogs and porcupines. or moles and mole-rats.
so now we have hummingbirds, and moths that look and act just like hummingbirds! the world is a crazy, magnificent place, yo.
Posted by Lindsey at 12:05 PM