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Fire Beetle

Ignelater havaniensis

Description:

This is a type of large click beetle that shows up in late spring and early summer in south Florida. What makes these guys special is the two white spots on the back of the thorax that pulse a bright neon green when in distress, and possibly to attract mates. What makes THIS individual special is that it only has one. The only time I've seen this mutation.

Habitat:

Developed area of outer Miami.

Notes:

My inner nerd was excited.

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BenHoldridge
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BenHoldridge

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 19, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2014

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