Jun 27, 2008

Rhino Beetle with Rhino Horn

In a case of life immitating fiction, a new species of rhinoceros beetle has been discovered. This is the first such beetle to sport an actual rhino-style horn on its head. And where did we first see a rhinoceros beetle with a rhino horn? In Disney's A Bug's Life.

No doubt other Disney creations are going to be found in the natural world. Scuba divers will encounter talking and scheming clown fish, hunters will be outwitted by sentient deer, and a young princess-to-be will be found to have an entire gang of helpful mice who can sew, clean, and cook.

Thanks for the photo, Wendy.

Photo source: National Geographic

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