Sometimes odd things happen. These two were found, like this, in a pitfall trap in a miombo forest at Mikembo (DR Congo). The big one (32mm) is a Scarites (Carabidae) and the small one (7mm) is a primitive weevil (Brentidae). The weevil has soil-filled pits all over the exoskeleton. No way to get them apart without breaking either one of them. There is also a deutonymph (larval stage from a phoretic mite) attached to the front left femur of the weevil. That makes three in 1 shot, … well … 224 shots :D
Specimens were preserved in ethanol (80%) for 2 months.
Studio stack based on 224 images taken with an MP-E65 at 3x (ISO200, f/5.6, 1/200sec, diffused flash), stacked with ZereneStacker (Dmap, Pmax), Gimp for removing artifacts.