A lucky couple of events in the past few weeks has allowed me to obtain some pictures of one of my favourite examples of convergence. Behold the remarkably convergent front limbs of an insect and a mammal:

Mole, Talpa europaea

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Mole Cricket, Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

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Let’s have a close up:

Mole:

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Mole Cricket:

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I don’t really have much else to say. I was just impressed by how a similarity in lifestyle had led to such a wonderful similitude between such disparate groups of animals.

Bye!