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Blue Death Feigning Beetle

Asbolus verrucosus

NATURAL HABITAT
Blue death feigning beetles live in deserts in Southwestern United States.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Lichens and fungi
IN THE ZOO – Text here

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Play dead as a defense strategy
  • Strong, thick outer shell that is very hard to break
  • Shell color comes from excreted wax used to keep cool and hydrated
  • Live up to 8 years
  • Visitors in 2018
    Visitors in 2018

    245,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2018
    CAMPERS IN 2018

    3,200

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400