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Fly or survive
It's easy to mistake this fly for an ant. Native to the Kerguelen Islands (Indian Ocean), the wingless fly, Anatalanta Aptera, measures around 7 mm and is identifiable by its lack of wings. This species has adapted to the changing sub-Antarctic climate by sacrificing the muscles that enable it to fly in favor of lipid reserves. This adaptive advantage called aptery, allows it to fast for up to 6 months and keep this species alive.
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