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