Scientists discover world’s first amphibious insects: Hawaiian caterpillars

Mongabay: Scientists have never before discovered a truly amphibious insect until now: writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences researchers have announced the discovery of 4 species of Hyposmocoma moths in the Hawaiian islands which they consider truly amphibious--that is a species able to survive both on land and underwater indefinitely. Hyposmocoma moths are native only to the Hawaiian islands and comprise over 350 species. When the amphibious moths are in larva form, as ......

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