Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
***READ THIS FIRST***DON'T judge a mission by its title!*** Only add spottings that include photos of INDIVIDUAL "PARENT" invertebrates taking care of their OWN young.This is NOT a mission for surrogate care as seen in COLONIAL ants, bees, wasps, etc. "Farming" of one species by another does NOT count for this mission. BOTH the parent(s) and young MUST be featured together in at least 1 photo. It is not enough to include a species that is known to engage in this activity, your spotting NEEDS TO SHOW IT. Simple egg-laying in and of itself does not demonstrate parental care. Thank you! [Please see Details] Sign in to join mission
[PLEASE READ the instructions under Overview first!*]. Did you know that some of the lesser creatures engage in "parenting"? Brooding behavior and other kinds of parental care by birds, mammals and even some fish, amphibians and reptiles is familiar. But many people are unaware that there are some remarkable examples of these behaviors among invertebrate species. This mission seeks to catalog photographic spottings which "showcase brooding behavior and other kinds of PARENTAL care" among insects and other invertebrate species from around the world. [*Unfortunately spottings which do not conform to instructions under Overview will be REMOVED from this mission without comment.] Thank you!
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