bloody-nosed beetle

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bloody-nosed beetle

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(Animals) a beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa, that exudes bright red blood when alarmed: family Chrysomelidae
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Two species, Blaps gigas and Pimelia valdani dominate tenebrionid beetles while Chrysomelidae are represented mainly by Timarcha tenebricosa and beetles by Heliotaurus caeruleus, floricultural species and Tentyria interruptus, xerophilous species and psammophile very abundant in the steppe and desert arid and a varied regime of the same type as that of the Blaps [83,6].
Detailed data by species show clearly that Blaps gigas is most frequent in the whole reserve followed by Timarcha tenebricosa and Pimelia valdani.