I see lots of mystery beetles. Sometimes they are not a mystery for long, but this one isn’t in my books at all. But it’s such a cool little creature that it should be!
Can you tell me what this is, anyone?
The camouflage is brilliant. Cryptic, textured and it’s back end seems to mimick a head, or perhaps a broken twig. The jaws are hefty, but I suspect it’s not a carnivore. At the start of this close-up video clip you’ll notice its movement looks rather clockwork – that’s real, not a camera effect!