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death feigning beetles

  1. Cryptoglossa muricata and Asbolus laevis

    Cryptoglossa muricata and Asbolus laevis

    Asbolus laevis- the smooth death feigning beetle, and Cryptoglossa muricata- the muricate death-feigning beetle. Both are named for their shell textures- 'Laevis' means 'Smooth', whilst 'Muricata' means 'covered in small sharp points', a reference to the somewhat spiny texture of the shell.
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