An Entomological and Etymological Haiku

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mimus99

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Jan 7, 2017, 12:03:29 PM1/7/17
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The pupa studies
In pupation to become
Butterfly or wasp.

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Classic anthropomorphization / entomomorphization.


Contrarian

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Feb 9, 2017, 3:00:09 AM2/9/17
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In alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk mimus99 <mim...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> The pupa studies
> In pupation to become
> Butterfly or wasp.


I didn't realize they had a choice.

on boredpanda.* there was a post on "surprising" stuff.

apparently whatever passes for an insect brain can "learn"

during pupation. tucked withing the goo is it's little

brain


mimus99

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Feb 13, 2017, 1:01:48 PM2/13/17
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On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:52:13 +0000 (UTC), Contrarian wrote:

> In alt.alien.vampire.flonk.flonk.flonk mimus99 <mim...@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> The pupa studies
>> In pupation to become
>> Butterfly or wasp.
>
> I didn't realize they had a choice.

Neither do we. Elementary school, high school, remember?

> on boredpanda.* there was a post on "surprising" stuff.
> apparently whatever passes for an insect brain can "learn"
> during pupation. tucked withing the goo is it's little
> brain

They have brains. I'm leery of wetas and praying mantises. And hive-brains.

Birds learn while in the egg too. Some do, anyway. Their mother's calls.

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