Today I want to write about an Australian bug with a really cool name, the cowboy beetle.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These large beetles grow up to 2.5 cm long and females are slightly larger than males.
- The adult cowboy beetle feeds on nectar and plant matter, whilst the larvae eat rotten wood.
- The eggs are laid in rotting logs, so that the larvae can start eating as soon as they hatch.
- Their special colouring and the loud buzzing noise that they make when flying makes them look like wasps, helping to keep predators away.
- Cowboy beetles are found in south-eastern Australia in the forests of Victoria, New South Wales and southern Queensland.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about cowboy beetles?