“The oriental hornet has built-in “solar cells” that generate electricity from sunlight—a first in the animal kingdom, according to a new study.
“We’ve seen solar harvesting in plants and bacteria, but never before in animals”….
Pigments in the hornet’s yellow tissues trap light, while its brown tissues generate electricity. Exactly how the hornets use this electricity is still not entirely understood….
It’s also possible other insects have similar electricity-generating abilities”….<More>