October 20, 2012

Soldier Beetle and Magnolia

Photograph by Mark W. Moffett, National Geographic

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Beetles are among the most ancient pollen carriers. This soldier beetle munches a magnolia, which emits both scent and heat as lures. Cantharidae on Magnolia grandiflora, National Arboretum, Washington, D.C.

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