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Bloody Nose Beetle

The adult bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha tenebricosa) is black and it is slow-moving and feeds on bedstraw plants. Its distinctive feature is its defensive reaction of producing a blood-red liquid from its mouth when it is attacked or disturbed, giving it its common name.

Credit: Thank you to the Royal Entomological Society for sharing the information.

Photo Credit: © Hazel Bulpitt / Royal Entomological Society

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