Understanding Evolution

Ecological niches

Throughout their evolution, arthropods have successfully invaded new ecological niches. Click each of these want ads to learn more about arthropods that can get the job done!

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Cleaner shrimp photo © John White; Trapdoor spider photo provided by Marcus Schmitt; Locust photo from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Cymothoa exigua photo provided by Dr. Richard C. Brusca; Leafcutter ant photo © Alex Wild

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