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HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HEATH MCDONALD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A larva of the bloody nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) feeding. The larvae of this beetle are a monophagous and will feed only on species of bedstraw. The adult beetles get their name from the foul tasting red liquid they exude from their mouth as a defence mechanism. Photographed in Somerset, UK, in May.
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