Beetle Bumps

Feb 5, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments

How do desert dwellers survive extreme conditions?

The Namibia beetle is a great example of a critter that lives in the dry, desolate desert of Namibia where it rarely rains. So how does the beetle get the water it needs to endure in this desert environment?

Early in the morning, a fog settles over this desert and most of the water evaporates with the sun and daily winds. God designed this beetle with tiny bumps on its back which attract water. Between the bumps are valleys coated with a waxy material which lead down to the beetle’s mouth. The water drops that collect on the bumps roll down the waxy valleys quenching the beetle’s thirst.

How did this evolve? If even just one of the features was missing, the beetle would die of dehydration! God’s awesome creativity extends from the colossal cosmos to the bumps on a beetle!

(Source: Inspired Evidence- Donald DeYoung, Discovery of Design, 2009 pp.44-45)

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