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Make like a zebra to avoid insect bites, scientists say

Jan 17, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- The zebra's stripes are known to protect it from blood-sucking insects, as well as acting as camouflage, and new research suggests that being stripy may also work for people in remote tribal communities who paint their bodies in monochrome shades.

The traditional body-paintings of tribespeople in Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea may offer protection from the blood-sucking horseflies abundant in those areas, the new study says.

Publishing their findings Wednesday in...