Subject: Lion beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Bremerton Washington
Time: 12:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Was trying to figure out what it was but your site helped with that. Thanks.
How you want your letter signed: JbTv
Thanks so much for submitting your excellent images of a Lion Beetle, even though you did not require an identification. We are happy to learn our site was helpful to you. What we especially like about your Lion Beetle images is that the individual has curled up its abdomen into what is commonly regarded as a threat position that would be assumed by a stinging insect, and which we frequently see in Rove Beetles like the Devil’s Coach Horse. This posture is especially effective in insects that mimic stinging insects, like your Lion Beetle.