These beetles get their name from falling to the ground when disturbed. They do this by moving their back legs back and forth quickly. They are usually found on flowers and dead wood; larvae develop inside plant stems.
Nature inspires awe!
These are some papers that I refer to often:
"How can we be responsible stewards and conservators of threatened habitats when we do not even know the resident fauna?"
Dr. Dan Young
UW- Madison Entomology
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