Reinventing the Wheel: 5 Species That Roll

Reinventing the Wheel: 5 Species That Roll

If wheels and rolling have proven so efficient for humans, why hasn’t evolution pushed at least some other species in that direction? Well actually, there are a few species that can get around by rolling.

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Sources:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289523168_Spiders_wheel_to_escape

Click to access dartmouth_in_nambia_2016.pdf


https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/its-not-funny-anymore-golden-wheel-spider/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-59954-9

https://www.gbif.org/species/1315215
https://www.nature.com/articles/37253
https://ukmoths.org.uk/species/pleuroptya-ruralis/
https://www.gbif.org/species/1879252
https://asknature.org/strategy/rolling-locomotion-aids-escape/
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0017746
https://www.crd.bc.ca/education/our-environment/ecosystems/coastal-marine/intertidal-zone

Click to access pg_satr12.pdf


Click to access S0960-9822(18)30289-6.pdf

Consider the tumbleweed


https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/284068
http://www2.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/hoffman/commonfiles/bio182/whydon%27tanimalshavewheels.html

Images:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wasp_and_spider_02.jpg
https://www.antwiki.org/wiki/File:Myrmecina_graminicola_casent0008643_profile_1.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mother_of_pearl_moth_(Pleuroptya_ruralis).jpg
Northeastern beach tiger beetle
Salsola tragus (not S. kali)
Salsola tragus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEbKIpI7Bp0

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