Pegasus Beetle

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Alanna Elias

As the name suggests, the most distinctive feature of the hand-sized pegasus beetle is the hindwings that look strikingly avian. No explanation or evolutionary model for how the exoskeleton suddenly switches to an endoskeleton have been offered, and it is becoming increasingly likely that they are magical in origin like rapidly growing numbers of other newly discovered animals.And unlike their namesake, they have been discovered to be voracious predators, and capable of  quite an impressive bite for a creature their size. Pencil, digitally darkened.

Published More than a year ago

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