Scientists unlock secrets of blind-hunting predator beetle

02/7/2014 | PhysOrg.com

Researchers say they know a little bit more about how one of the world's fastest predator beetles catches its prey, even though it can't see it. According to entomologists from Cornell University, the tiger beetle -- which runs so fast after its dinner that it literally blinds itself -- has evolved a unique "mechano-sensing behavior" that involves holding its antennas rigidly forward instead of waving them around like other insects.

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