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A Weevil (Curculionidae) with waxy decorations produced from its cuticle as a camouflage strategy.

Some weevil species produce a waxy secretion from glands in their cuticle which is used as part of a camouflage strategy. This waxy coat can assume some bizarre shapes and orientations but does nothing to slow down or restrict the weevil’s movement.

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

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Just in case you’d forgotten about them, the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the existence of the incredibly enormous Titan beetle, aka Titanus giganteus. Japanese entomologist Munetoshi Maruyama happened upon this colossal creature while studying insects in South America.

“Here comes the star of the show. While I was looking up at this eudaemonia troglophylla (a species of moth) flying overhead, I heard a loud noise and something hitting the curtain. When I turned around I couldn’t believe my eyes; it was a titan beetle. I immediately went to grab it and was taken aback by how large it was. I couldn’t help but let out a shout.”

The largest known Titan beetle on record measure 6.6 inches long. Maruyama’s beetle measured 6.3 inches long, making it a very impressive specimen indeed. They’re elusive insects that usually only venture out into the open in search of mates on particularly hot, rainy days or at night, so happening upon this one in the middle of the day was an exceptionally rare experience.

[via RocketNews24]