One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large black leaf beetle which exudes a red liquid from its mouth and leg joints when disturbed.
Genus Timarcha, family Chrysomelidae
- ‘The larvae of the bloody-nosed beetle are soft and slug like and are metallic black in colour.’
- ‘Herbivores include some of the largest animals on earth, like the African elephant and the giraffe to some of the smallest, such as the bloody-nosed beetle and termite.’
- ‘There are also several types of bees and wasps, including wood wasps, and a number of interesting beetles such as the soldier beetle, the bloody-nosed beetle and the cardinal beetle.’
- ‘The conservation day has helped to protect some 20,000 species, which live on the reserve, including endangered bloody-nosed beetles, cockles, and rare types of grass.’
- ‘The bloody-nosed beetle gets its name from its habit of exuding a drop of bright red blood if disturbed or threatened.’
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