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Thereby, artificial low-level radiation must not necessarily induce genetic mutations, but is likely to affect the morphogenesis of true-bug larvae. Currently, I do not have any other explanation for this unexpected phenomenon.

In summary, the above studies on different potential reference biotopes suggest that the lower limit of disturbed true bugs currently found in nature is approximately 1 – 3%. From numerous visual inspections of these insects, I gained the further impression that morphological malformation is an especially reliable indicator of hazardous influences, and that true bugs respond more sensitively to environmental conditions than generally accepted.


Head of soft bug from Mörlialp, Canton Obwalden, Switzerland
Watercolor, Zürich 2008
The right feeler lacks sections


Soft Bug from Mörlialp, Switzerland