Mark H
The Prettiest Darkling Beetle -
The Prettiest Darkling Beetle
"This is Hegemona, a large darkling beetle we encountered in Belize. These insects are large- about an inch long- and appear nearly black in the field. Under soft lighting, structural colors in the elytra emerge spectacularly. I suspect the bright alternating stripes serve to warn predators of the beetle’s toxicity, as it emitted a noxious odor when handled." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
That is pretty flashy, as darkling beetles go. - Jenny H.
...and as darkling beetles go, he went! - Son of Groucho