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Six-Spot Ground Beetle

I had seen the Six-Spot Ground Beetle for the first time on the

bngbirds outing to Kalkere

and at Bandipur, in the forest, I was pleased to make its acquaintance again:


6-spot ground beetle 220910

Isn't it a beauty, like a die (one of a pair of dice, and let me have no foolish puns--foolish puns are those that I haven't thought of myself--about Paradise!) that's sprouted legs?

Ah, but do not be careless with this creature, for it can deliver a nasty bite...here's a closeup of those mandibles:


mandibles of 6 spot beetle

So...no biting humour for this one!
Tags: bandipur, insects, karnataka, ntp, travel, wildlife
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