Violin beetle

Description
This violin beetle from Java is perfectly camouflaged for life in the forest. When hiding amongst vegetation its shape and colouration make it appear just like a seed pod.
Accession Loan No.
15/1924/13
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
violin beetle
Simple Name
insect: beetle
Full Name
CARABIDAE: Mormolyce phyllodes Hagenbach, 1825: violin beetle
Dimensions
length 70 mm; width 60 mm; H 30 mm
Family Group

Collection County
Java
Collection Country
Indonesia
Collection Area Region
South-East Asia
Collection Continent
Asia
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
CARABIDAE
Genus
Mormolyce
Species
phyllodes

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