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Plodia interpunctella

ANTI-PLASTIC FANTASTIC  The grain-loving larvae of the moth Plodia interpunctella can be a pest in the kitchen. But the critters can also digest plastic that would otherwise take years to degrade.

Montipora capitata

GET YOUR GLOW ON  The reef coral Montipora capitata naturally fluoresces in red and cyan, as seen in this confocal microscopy image.

coconut crab

A scientist investigating coconut crabs in a remote Indian Ocean archipelago found evidence that the crabs, the world’s largest terrestrial invertebrates, make terrifying sneak attacks on seabirds.

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