VIOLIN BEETLE - MORMOLYCE PHYLLODES
Mormolyce phyllodes is a species of beetle in the family Carabidae (subfamily Lebiinae). Members of this species can reach a length of 2.4-3.9 inches. These beetles are well-known for, and their common name is derived from their peculiar shape, reminiscent of a violin. In the species’ natural habitat, its flat, shiny black and/or brown body also resembles a dead leaf which helps them avoid predators. Both adults and larvae of this species are predatory, and feed on the larvae of other insect species.
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Dimensions: 6.00"W x 8.25"H x 1.63"D
Scientific Name: Mormolyce phyllodes
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