When threatened, the blue death feigning beetle rolls over on its back and plays dead. These beetles secrete wax to create a protective shield against dehydration and overheating.
- The blue death feigning beetle’s diet consists of rotting vegetation and seeds.
- The blue color of the beetle comes from the wax it secretes.
- These beetles go through complete metamorphosis.
|Range||Southwestern United States|
|Conservation status||Not listed|
|Zoo location||Education building|