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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Two-spotted Ground Beetle

(Thermophilum homoplatum) This is a large beetle, about 2.5 inches in length.
If you disturb it, it is quite prone to playing dead and hoping that you will go away. "You ain't kidding me mate, not until I have my pictures." (I wonder if he understood me? LOL!!)
It preys on other ground dwelling insects.
For more extremely interesting information on this and other beetles, please visit Beetles in the Bush by Ted MacRae, a site well worth the visit.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

What an actor beetle but can't fool you. ;)