Functional Surfaces in Biology III

  title={Functional Surfaces in Biology III},
  author={S. Gorb and E. Gorb},
  booktitle={Biologically-Inspired Systems},
Pyrophilous (‘fire-loving‘) insects depend on forest fires for their reproduction. Therefore, such insects approach ongoing fires and invade the freshly burnt area immediately. In beetles members of two genera of jewel beetles (Buprestidae) and one species of the genus Acanthocnemus (Acanthocnemidae) show a highly pyrophilous behaviour. Additionally, pyrophilous behaviour has also been described for four species of the large flat bug genus Aradus (Aradidae). For the long-range navigation… Expand