Bloody Beetles aye? The Daily Nature fix

We all love beetles (and Beatles…) and this ‘Bloody-nosed beetle’ (Timarcha tenebricosa) is no exception. So called because if you shake them (yup…) they produce a red ‘bloody’ liquid as a way to distract predators. Pretty cooooool stuff aaaaye? P.s I suggest, kids, you don’t try this at home…. or anywhere for that matter. Leave the poor beetle alone. Step away from the beetle. Please.


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