A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

By Brian Lemay 100 comments

This is the story of a love affair between male Australian jewel beetles, and roadside trash. Julodimorpha bakewelli live in Australia’s arid western regions. They’re big, orange, and bumpy– and that’s how they like their females, too. In the 1980s, entomologists Darryl Gwynne and David Rentz noticed a few of these male beetles were desperately […]