Bloody-nosed Beetle

A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track.

These beetles exude a foul red liquid as a defence mechanism, hence the name.

A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track.
A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track.
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Credit: AnnMarie Jones
  • Camera: COOLPIX B700
  • Caption: A Bloody-nosed Beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) has some ground clearance issues as it scurries across a stony forest track.
  • Focal length: 9mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Keywords: Animal, Arthropoda, Beetles, Insect, Invertebrata, Natural History
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Title: Bloody-nosed Beetle

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