Lioptera plato. This predaceous ground beetle (family...
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Image #cld1602329
SpeciesLioptera plato
LocalitySabah, Malaysia
DescriptionThis predaceous ground beetle (family Carabidae) 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 | carabidae | coleoptera | color | danum | fauna | ground | insect | mimicry | mullerian | warning

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