Ripiphoridae: All You Need to Know About These Intriguing Insects

Ripiphoridae, also known as wedge-shaped beetles, are a fascinating family of beetles with many unique characteristics. One distinct feature is their fly-like appearance, which is attributed to their short elytra (first pair of wings), leaving the large, unfolded hind wings exposed source. These smallish, chunky beetles are easily spotted for their “bug-eyed” and hump-backed profiles, … Read more