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post #21 of 32
Weren't these discovered in 2002?

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Mantophasmatodea is a suborder of carnivorous African insects discovered in 2002, originally considered to be a new order, but since relegated to subordinal status, and comprising the single family Mantophasmatidae.
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post #22 of 32
I was hoping to see worms similar to those found in Fry's truckstop egg-salad sandwich. My holophoner is just sitting around collecting dust.
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post #23 of 32
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He has discovered a common order of animals that everyone else had missed, a discovery in plain view.
That is freakishly poetic... I wish I could rep that Biologist. I find it immensely reassuring that one can find new and unique things in the wide realm of "ordinary" if one but narrows focus. Especially in the Now, when things are so fractured, vast, and cluttered.

Thanks for this Thread, OP.
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And some things are more important than computers.
Name one thing, that's not the internet.
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Suddenly. Ninja bugs. THOUSANDS OF THEM!!
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Name one thing, that's not the internet.
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Im sorry, but if i saw that in real life id squish it
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Weren't these discovered in 2002?
The article states that the expedition to Namibia to find these creatures was in 2002.
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Very nice article!
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