Journal Entry 1: Red-seeded Dandelion and Ectemnius continuus

I was successful in locating the species of the red-seeded dandelion on phylogenetic tree using OneZoom. I found it under "Rock Dandelions" (a quick summary: Eukaryotes > Plants > Land Plants > Flowering Plants > [...] > Dandelions > Rock Dandelions).

An adaptation that all of the species I observed in Dirt Dwellers have in common is their ability to adapt to their environment. Each organism has a physical appearance that helps them blend and hide with their environment (ability to camouflage to a certain extent).

A unique adaptation for Ectemnius continuus is their stinger. Unlike the other organisms I observed, they have this body part which is used to defend themselves and harm possible threats.

Posted by gracekawwas gracekawwas, September 16, 2020 02:40


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