Thursday, May 7, 2015

Beaver Beetles

Though they look like a cross between a flea and a louse, Platypsyllus are actually just highly unusual beetles (as are fireflies, ladybugs and weevils). They are found living solely in the nests and fur of beavers, but cause no harm at all. Feeding on dirt, dead skin flakes and even other bugs, these insects are generally considered commensal or may even be beneficial.

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