American burying beetle parents work together to find and bury a dead animal that its brood can consume after hatching.
Many tortoise beetle larvae create shields for themselves using faeces and old skin. Scientists have now looked at how and why they create these poop parasols.
Instead of drinking water through their mouths, beetles opt for a different approach by using their butts.
From the moment they hatch, Lagria beetles carry symbiotic bacteria by stashing them in special pockets.
Meet "Attenborough's Beauty," an ancient beetle that was so exceptionally well-preserved you can still see the colorful patterns on its wing case.
This is the first time ever that an animal has been documented performing this bizarre trick. The researchers who discovered it think studying it could lead to advancements in robotics.
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