Tenebrionid beetle

Tenebrionid beetle

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tenebrionid beetle (Order Tenebrionidae). This beetle has a sophisticated system for capturing and retaining water in its body, which enables it to inhabit dry environments. It is a detritus feeder, able to survive in environments which appear to be devoid of food. Photographed in Namibia, Africa.

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