Take a look at the ‘devil beetle’

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Posted August 9, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

With the special effects and computer generated graphics in movies these days it is easy to forget that there are real monsters in the world. Maybe monsters is a bad choice of words but when you get an up close look at some types of insects you would think you were looking at something from a creature studio in Hollywood.

Take a look at the ‘devil beetle’ (Longhorned beetle from the Dominican Republic)

The American government recently issued a major warning about the Longohorn beetle invading the U.S. There are over 20,000 different subspecies of the insect.

August is a time of peak emergence for what is described as a ‘devastating invasive pest’.

The beetles were first discovered in the United States in 1996, after arriving in wood packing material from Asia.

the following story is from dailymail.co.uk

Amazing new pictures of the ‘devil beetle’

It may look like a satanic baddie from a science fiction film, but in fact this is a Longhorned beetle from the Dominican Republic.

Appearing to peer intently into the camera, it is a frightening sight – and one America has been warned to look out for.

It has been named as public enemy number one (in the insect world, at least) by the U.S. government.

Its four centimetre long antenna are almost as long as the bug’s body as it stands fearless with its devil like red eyes.

read and see more images here

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2184324/Up-close-personal–amazing-new-pictures-reveal-devil-beetle-terrorising-America.html#ixzz233gMr2wg

 

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John created the HowsYourRobot.com just because he cares about each and everyone of you. He likes science, technology, movies, and music. He also likes long walks in the park but only at night and in most dangerous park he can find AND he discovered the internet while playing in his back yard as a child. Some of this is true and some of it is not.

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