10 insects with superpowers

Some of these properties can be studied and applied for the benefit of mankind. Others will inspire new inventions in the field of mechanics and technology. Still others simply make them stay away from insects ... In any case, let's take a look at ten insects with supernormal abilities.

Cockroaches. One of the most unloved beetles in the world. It is widely believed that cockroaches could easily survive a nuclear cataclysm (although they would hardly cope with a nuclear winter) because of their resistance to radiation. And in the brain of some species contains powerful antibiotics that can overcome bacteria harmful to humans.

Bees will give odds to any insect when it comes to communication and navigation. With the help of dance, they give the relatives any necessary signals and even carry out simple geometric calculations. The bees have an amazing memory, they can easily navigate the terrain and can find the way by the position of the sun.

Locusts - long-distance flight specialists. Although they are known for gluttony, in fact, locusts consume energy with amazing savings, flying “without charge” to 80 km per day. In addition, the locust masterfully wields wings in the air, completely controlling its flight.

Fireflies can not only glow, but also spend energy on it very economically. Fireflies use the emitted light as a means of communication, giving their relatives several types of signals.

Fleas are nasty and frankly harmful parasites, but with very impressive abilities. Thanks to their light weight and incredibly advanced leg mechanism, they are able to jump to a height 150 times their own height. It is as if people could fly 200 meters.

Dung beetles are completely harmless, but they do not like the habit of rolling manure into balls to create a nest and feed the larvae. Their orientation skills in space are beyond praise - beetles roll their balls in a perfectly flat line even in complete darkness.

Dragonflies are the only insects that have a concentration on the human level. This means that they can disconnect from any external stimuli and focus on a single goal. The skill is much more complex than it seems at first glance.

Ants possess navigation skills a little worse than bees - they are able to find a way into their anthill, even at a distance of several kilometers. Ants use their sense of smell and touch as their primary sensory systems. They also carry huge loads relative to their own mass.

Glyptapanteles hornet wasps, nicknamed the "voodoo wasps", do not just lay eggs in living caterpillars, as other species do. When most of the larvae come out to weave a cocoon, others remain inside the caterpillar and control it! Obeying the orders of the "owners", the caterpillar with its own body protects the cocoon, other larvae and fights off predatory bugs.

The bombardier beetles are fluent in self-defense techniques. They bombard the enemy with a jet of red-hot (up to 100 degrees!) Odorous liquid, which is a mixture of two complex chemical components. The result is stunningly effective.

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