A dead beauty

Check out this dead beetle

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Beautiful Isn’t it?

Update:: Its not a beetle but a bug 😳 Shield-backed Bugs (Scutelleridae)
Its a Shield-backed Bug of Scutelleridae. so the forewing formes a fused hard shell covering the hindwings.

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8 Responses to “A dead beauty”

  1. parvathy Says:

    ya..u found it dead ??

  2. neelakantankk Says:

    Yes. It was lying on the terrace. 😦

  3. Santosh Says:

    Seriously, if that weren’t dead, I’d have killed it!

  4. neelakantankk Says:

    Not too fond of beetles?

    Side Note: Such a bright colouration usually indicates that its poisonous…or at least inedible. Of course It might also be mimicking a species of poisonous beetles.

  5. techslave Says:

    yeah a beauty, ofcourse

  6. neelakantankk Says:

    Ah, at last someone who likes insects. I hope.

  7. parvathy Says:

    likes them dead ?? 😉

  8. neelakantankk Says:

    That is a possibility of course. Ah well better dead than never.


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