Beetles with leg joints that are shaped like hearts were found in a Belize rain forest. Though not much is known about Ivierhipidius beetles, what is known is that the male beetles lack a mouth to eat with. It appears as if the only thing male Ivierhipidius beetles do is seek out mates. A female Ivierhipidius beetle has yet to be found.



Daily Mail

Beetles with heart-shaped leg joints and a ‘one-track mind’ discovered in Belize

Natural History Museum beetle collections manager, Max Barclay has described Ivierhipidius for the first time after spotting two winged male specimens among a sample of several thousand mixed insects collected on a field trip in Central America.


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