Monday 26 February 2024

Termite Mimic Rove Beetle


Word of the day, especially while you're reading this comic: Pupaphobia. No, not a fear of pupae, but the fear of puppets! Meet the termite-mimic rove beetle recently discovered from Australia that grows an entire termite puppet from its abdomen to fool termites!

Green Humour for DW Environment



Sunday 25 February 2024

State of World Migratory Species


A hilsa, one of our most popular migratory fish imperiled by dams and overfishing, summarises the findings of the first 'State of the World's Migratory Species' report, published recently by the CMS (UN)


Thursday 22 February 2024

Indrella ampulla colour morphs


A new study shows that the Palghat Gap in southern India is the barrier separating the various colour morphs of the endemic gastropod Indrella ampulla. The article by Arathi Menon on Mongabay makes for excellent coverage of this study, which yet again proves the biogeographical mettle of the Palghat Gap!

Read another Green Humour comic on genetic isolation resulting from gaps in the Western Ghats here.

Cartoon for Roundglass Sustain.

(For readers from outside of India: the word ‘Mallu’ is a colloquial term referring to Malayali people from the southern state of Kerala).