Subject: Feather horned beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Gondiwindi Qld
Time: 06:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Not sure if you’re still interested in these submissions. I found this one on the clothesline also! They must pick up better signal on the old hillshoists.
How you want your letter signed: Caleb
Your images of this Feather Horned Beetle, Rhipicera femoralis, are positively gorgeous, and we always enjoy posting beautiful images. According to biologist Dr. Carin Bondar on Facebook: “Aren’t those antennae just amazing? The large surface provides more space for chemoreceptors which are necessary to smell pheromones and find a partner.”