Bloody-nosed beetles mating

Bloody-nosed beetles mating

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Caption: Bloody-nosed beetles (Timarcha tenebricosa) mating on gorse (Ulex europaeus). The bloody-nosed beetle is so called because it exudes a red coloured fluid from its mouth to frighten away predators.

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