Coleoptera: Beetles - Alex Wild Photography
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When disturbed, Paropsisterna eucalyptus leaf beetle larvae evert abdominal glands that release poisonous hydrogen cyanide gas.

Yandoit, Victoria, Australia

When disturbed, Paropsisterna eucalyptus leaf beetle larvae evert abdominal glands that release poisonous hydrogen cyanide gas. Yandoit, Victoria, Australia

chemical ecologyColeopteraChrysomelidaeeucalyptus leaf beetlelarvadefensive chemistry