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Individual insects and bugs may all look alike to human eyes, but each and every one is unique and possesses its own personality, suggests new research that also helps to explain how personality arises in virtually all organisms.
Some individual bugs, like humans, turn out to be shy, while others are very forceful, determined the study, published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
"Boldness, explorativeness, activity and aggressiveness are the main personality traits usually measured because these connect to each other and appear together," lead author Eniko Gyuris told Discovery News. What makes a bug bold or shy? Gyuris explains the traits manifest themselves a bit differently in insects.
Originally posted by DaMod
Earwigs...... .BLECH!! Hate those things and I am to be an entomologist. That should say something.
Grandmother who proved snails have homing instinct using a pot of nail polish wins amateur scientist award
Experts have always thought that the primitive molluscs are too simple a life form to be able to return to the same spot or navigate.
... her study has now proved the opposite is true.