Functional Adaptations

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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)
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