Male Giant Jewel Beetles Prefer To Mate With Beer Bottles

Giant Jewel Beetles mate with beer bottles-4
The Giant Jewel Beetle ('Julodimorpha bakewelli') has a shiny, brown exterior similar to that of a beer bottle. The male jewel beetle has evolved to be attracted to certain features of the female jewel beetle that allow the male jewel beetle to identify a female as it flies across the desert. These features include size, color, and texture. However, these physical traits are seen manifested in beer bottles as well. As a result, male jewel beetles often consider beer bottles more attractive than ...  View More
January 16, 2017 Jessica