Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Glue sticks underwater: giant water bug

Females of giant water bug species glue eggs to their mates' backs via bodily secretions that act as a type of waterproof glue.

  "Using bodily secretions, the female [giant water bug] glues the eggs to her mate's back." (Crump 2005:52)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Crump, M. 2005. Headless Males Make Great Lovers & Other Unusual Natural Histories. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 199 p.
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