posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 05:49 AM
When you consider the entire species, it's not that unique. It's neat still, but it's just how winged insects have evolved.
Winofiend -- looks like I should have refreshed prior to posting! You beat me to the photos! Good catch, I know this isn't the first time you have
done your homework prior to posting. That's a good habit IMO and a rare enough one it is to be commended.
It takes me a while still to get the photos embedded in ATS.... I have all my website history turned off and I keep having to rediscover the links.
Then Windows rebooted to install some updates. After installing, amazingingly, I was still logged in. I don't fully understand how the login
persisted, but I'm happy it did.
As you no doubt found, there were several sites with the same excerpt from Friedberg. At least one had a photo of another close member in the family
with the wings folded as is normal for the fly; there was nothing remotely ant-like in that photo. Merely two dark blobs with dark lines between
I was really bothered by the presentation in the photos AND that it was being labeled as a discovery by many news forums. I actually wondered if
there was some photoshopping going on! Maybe ATS has heightened my suspicion of forums and news sources copying each other without checking the
evidence??? Anyway, it turned out to be just a combination of unnatural presentation and suggestion.
I did enjoy reading a few journal articles though -- that's a good thing.