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Homoplasy And Homology In Arthropods By Paul Nethercott January 2014 www.creation.com.

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1 Homoplasy And Homology In Arthropods By Paul Nethercott January 2014

2 The Assassin Spider A Normal Spider A Normal Spider Anatomy

3 The Coconut Crab The smelling organs of the terrestrial coconut crab are similar to those of insects.coconut crab Insect Anatomy

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5 SilkSilk: Spiders, silk moths, larval caddis flies, and the weaver ant all produce silken threads.Spidersmothscaddis fliesweaver ant Spiders Moths Caddis Flies Weaver Ants

6 The praying mantis body type – raptorial forelimb, prehensile neck, and extraordinary snatching speed - has evolved not only in mantid insects but also independently in neuropteran insects Mantispidae.praying mantisneuropteranMantispidae The Praying MantisPraying Mantis The MantispidaeMantispidae

7 Termites Ambrosia Beetles AgricultureAgriculture: Some kinds of ants, termites, and ambrosia beetles have for a long time cultivated and tend fungi for foodantstermitesambrosia beetlescultivatedfungi Ants

8 Gripping limb ends have evolved separately in scorpions and in some decapod crustaceans, like lobsters and crabs.scorpionsdecapodlobsterscrabs Scorpions Lobsters


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