Ant Mimicking Beetles

March 9, 2017

 

You'd think that living in a colony of army ants would be a very dangerous thing for a beetle, however this species has changed it's body shape, behavior and pheromone chemistry to remain undetected by the ants.

 

Once accepted as part of the colony, the beetle will start to feed on the ant brood.

 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170309132253.htm

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