Life isn’t always easy, but some beetles simply behave reckless.Trying to get your eggs inside a colony of murderous all-consuming red woodants (Formica rufa
, see the picturebelow) is simply asking for trouble, or is it?
The four spotted leaf beetle larvae build a house of excrement (poo) and earth to survive this hostile environment.
Meet the four spotted leaf beetle (Clytra quadripunctata, see the pictures.) These beetles look like ladybugs that have been stretched on the rack (a torture device from the middle ages).