Is the second largest species of beetle, with adults growing up to 6 inches long. This species can be found in the rain forests of South America. Not to much is known about this species as their larvae has never been found and adults only known to search for mates and don’t hunt for food. These beetles have short mandibles but they are very strong they can cut a pencil in half and cut into skin.
Reuters —Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause.
“Jewel Caterpillars” are the larvae of Dalceridae moths. Their gooey coating is unpalatable and therefore serves to protect them from predators. Instead of forming a cocoon, the larvae builds a cage where it will pupate. Image sources [x][xx]
Industrial Melanism. Many animals have a body colour that allows them to blend in with their background. Such as moths with speckled wings that camouflage them when resting on lichens. However, in heavily industrialized areas, pollution results in trees and structures being covered in a layer of soot. This layer means that light coloured insects resting on dark backgrounds can be easily spotted by predators. This results in fewer light coloured individuals in the population and breeding between the darker form results in more dark forms. Over time there become many more dark forms of a species in the environment than the light form. This is known as Industrial melanism.