ANT-LOVING BEETLE

25 million years

Period: Oligocene
Location: Dominican Republic

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Thanks to the palpi on its colostrum, they are able to identify the property of the nutrients and one of these beetles" main characteristics is being able to live with the ants in peace. While the ants feed these beetles on purpose, the ant-loving beetles benefit the ants with the liquids they secrete from their bodies. The fossil pictured is evidence that these beetles haven"t changed or undergone evolution for 25 million years.

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