Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Not an Ant

When I photographed this animal…

Antlike flower beetle

Antlike flower beetle

… I could have sworn it was an ant.  I knew something looked a little odd about it, but I didn’t stop to think about it and posted it on Flickr with a caption stating that it was an ant.  Thankfully, Matt Bertone set me straight!  It’s not an ant at all.  Instead, it’s an ant mimicking beetle in the family Anthicidae!  That is one crazy good ant mimic.  Nature never ceases to amaze me.  You think you have it all figured out and along comes a beetle like this.  :)

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