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Inflated Beetle

Cysteodemus armatus


Have greatly "inflated" and textured elytra (wing covers) and their very long legs which gives them the name of Spider Beetle also. Their wing covers are mottled with a nitrogenous secretion (colored white or yellow), noxious to predators, can cause blisters on human skin. The inflation is thought to be an insulation against the heat.

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Arizona, USA

Lat: 33.67, Long: -114.22

Spotted on Apr 6, 2013
Submitted on Apr 7, 2013

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