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Cuckoos and Cuckoo Bees
By
Stella M. Turk MBE

Cuckoo illustration

 

In some species, parenting

Is demandingly unrelenting,

But others manage to deceive

And so are able to receive

The hard-won articles of food

Gathered for the rightful brood.

Are such creatures lazy ‘bugs’

Or very enterprising thugs?

Should we use a moral code

To judge those in Darwinian mode


 

 

Authors notes

Cuckoo-bees, like Cuckoos, destroy the eggs of the host, replacing them with their own.

These are only two of the many such instances. Animals and plants have no rues of warfare or compunction about deception and cheating.

 

Stella M Turk MBE

4th August 2008

 

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