A Beetle’s Beloved Beer Bottle [60 Second Specimens]

Every specimen has a story; this one is about a special species of Australian jewel beetle that found love in all the wrong places. Guess you could say these affairs were pretty one-sided.

Beetle’s beer bottle sex wings Ig Nobel Prize: https://bbc.in/2v8EIqx
The Giant Jewel Beetle that Mates With Beer Bottles: http://bit.ly/2KhEDpd
Fluoro orange the new red light symbol for randy beetles: http://bit.ly/2AyXT1O
Review of the biology and host-plants of the Australian jewel beetle (Julodimorpha bakewelli): http://bit.ly/2v7nmdy

More 60 Second Specimen stories:
Murder by Birder: https://youtu.be/F-ohbDZaYVg
I’m Lichen this Car Door: https://youtu.be/kuftR3QJliY
The playlist:

Created by:
Emily Graslie — Brandon Brungard — Sheheryar Ahsan
This episode is filmed at and supported by The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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