Antennae are a great way to get a sense of your environment – it’s your alien’s early warning system.

From insects to crustaceans, these sensory structures help them navigate the world around them. For example, butterflies use their antennae to sense chemical signals in the air to locate potential mates, while lobsters use theirs to detect movement and locate prey. Antennae also come in different shapes and sizes, such as the long, feathery ones on moths, and the short, stubby ones on some beetles. It’s amazing how something as small as an antenna can make a big difference in an animal’s life!