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What Is The Scientific Name Of Diabolical Ironclad Beetle? (ANSWER)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF DIABOLICAL IRONCLAD BEETLE – In this topic, we are going to identify the scientific name of diabolical ironclad beetle.

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF DIABOLICAL IRONCLAD BEETLE
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Known as Phloeodes diabolicus, it is a beetle species of the Zopheridae family of beetles which can be found in arid areas on the western coast of the United States.

It is a flightless beetle with a maximum lifespan of eight years and is well known for having the capacity to survive being run over by a car.

The secret behind the super beetle’s unlikely strength lies in its armor, The beetle has two armorlike elytra which meets at a line, called a suture, running the length of its abdomen.

The elytra distribute applied force more evenly throughout the insect’s body. the suture acts like a jigsaw puzzle, connecting the creature’s various exoskeletal blades in the abdomen. These lock to prevent themselves from pulling out.

Answer

The binomial name of diabolical ironclad beetle is Nosoderma diabolicum.

Nosoderma is a genus of ironclad beetles in the Zopheridae family of beetles. It could possibly derived from the Latin prefix noso- which means ‘disease‘ and derma, the other form of dermis or ‘skin‘.

The specific epithet diabolicum, on the other hand, is a Latin term, which means ‘characteristic of, proceeding, or derived from the devil‘ or ‘devilish or diabolic‘.

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