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Pleuropasta mirabilis

Pleuropasta mirabilis

Although the mimicry is not easily apparent when resting, the blister beetle Pleuropasta mirabilis when running forwards resembles a painfully-stinging red harvester ant dragging a seed backwards. Anza Borrego, California, USA.

MeloidaeBlister beetlesmimicryColeopteraPleuropasta mirabilis

From Coleoptera: Beetles