Ants vs. Beetles

via Google Trends. Blue is ants, red is beetles:


Ants win, even in the face of the beetles’ 20-fold species advantage.

That seasonal pattern is striking, no?


  1. #1 rangrang
    March 31, 2008

    Ants also win against termites and quite even with mosquito. However, ants lost big time from butterfly and spider. Interestingly, Australia is always the no. 1 country in the lists.

  2. #2 JP
    March 31, 2008

    This blue-beats-red thing isn’t a political commentary in disguise, is it? :)

  3. #3 myrmecos
    April 1, 2008

    Yeah, I noticed that about Australia. They must spend all their time googling bugs in that country.

    JP- I did match up “Obama” and “Ants”, just to see. I’d not put any money on Ants this November, if you know what I mean.

  4. #4 Bug Girl
    April 3, 2008

    LOL! Very entertaining comparison. I would never have thought to use trends this way.

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