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In my previous post I showed you a bug that liked to blend into the background, but this beetle obviously does not feel that way. It is a Trichodes apiarius. I could not find an english name for it, but in dutch we call it a ‘beewolf’, because the female lays her eggs in the nests of solitary bees and in the hives of honeybees where the larvae eat the bees in all stages of development.

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