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Black-headed cardinal beetle

Pyrochroa coccinea – (family Pyrochroidae)

This distinctively-coloured cardinal beetle has a somewhat flattened shape and comb-like antennae. The adults are usually found on flowers near the edges of woods. The carnivorous larvae live underneath dry bark, where they eat other insects – or each other.

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Tiny fairies

Fairy wasps are the smallest known insects, the tiniest species is only 0.139 mm long.

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