Encaustes sp.. This fungus beetle (family Erotylidae)...
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Image #cld1602318
SpeciesEncaustes sp.
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionThis fungus beetle (family Erotylidae) exhibits a distinctive warning color pattern which is commonly repeated among many different species of beetles (including those of other families) that all share a similar habitat niche. Because all species appear to share a distasteful chemical defense this may be a possible example of Mullerian mimicry. 
Keywordsaposematic | beetle | borneo | coleoptera | color | danum | erotylidae | fauna | fungus | insect | mimicry | mullerian | pleasing | warning


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