Leveled out and low, Flat Bark Beetles are half the height of normal beetles, allowing them to squeeze into places most beetles their age couldn't fit.
Flat Bark Beetles look like they have been compressed. They are a bright red as adults and look like orange centipedes in their larval stage. Larvae and adults are found under the loose bark of tree trunks. Little is known about their life history, but they are believed to eat other insects found in and under bark.
Scientific Name: Cucujus clavipes
Size (Adult; Length): 10mm to 14mm (0.39in to 0.55in)
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Antennae: Beetles have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and mandibles (jaws).
Thorax: Holds the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Elytron: One of two wing cases on a Beetle that protects its wings (plural: elytra).
Wings: Appendages used for flying and kept under the elytra until needed.
Abdomen: Houses organs related to circulation, reproduction, and excretion.
Legs: Beetles have three pairs of legs located at the thorax, numbering six legs in all.