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Parabyrsopolis chihuahuae is a beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family, and the Coleoptera order. occurs from the southern montane region of Arizona in the United States to the Transverse Volcanic Belt near Mexico City, Mexico.

Morphology[]

P. Chihuhuae has a metallic maroon and dark brown exoskeleton with a smooth, rounded apex With a slight tint of caramel-yellow along with a bumpy surfaced exoskeleton. The borderlines f the exoskeleton are brown, covered with hairs that allow the specimen to carry out pollination. The antennae are short U shaped. The bright maroon tint makes it hard to be spotted while roosting on tree barks and basking in the soil. The legs have tibia covered with spikes and enormous large sickle-ended claws that help the species cling onto a variety of surfaces.

Behavior[]

Metabolism[]

P. Chihuhuae feed on Oak and pine family-trees by chewing their barks what allows them to do so are the sharp mandibles and their sickle-ended claws for gripping onto such surfaces, they crave silently on the tree trunks with their sharp mandibles as they chew through the bark and reside among the holes made by woodpeckers, these species can also be found on ground levels craving on rotten wood and logs and scuttling among leaf litter feeding off decaying plant matter.

Pathfinding[]

P. Chihuahuae are similar to moths when it comes to pathfinding, like many beetles they tend to follow moonlight as a way of finding their way and may get confused due to houselights and streetlights similarly moths so the exact same thing, they can accidentally enter houses or can also be found on streets.

Distribution[]

They can be easily found during July to August especially in pine and oak forests where they are considered as common. they occur from the southern montane region of Arizona in the United States to the Transverse Volcanic Belt near Mexico City, Mexico.

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