Kim Jong-Il's Beetle: Zoology Object of the Week (March 14, 2011)

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Coptolabrus smaragdinus (Fischer von Waldheim, 1824)

This magnificent flightless, predatory ground beetle from Tongrim kun, North Korea came to DMNS last week as part of a donation from collector Phil Tates, New York. If you are interested in what it looked like as an egg, larva or pupa, click here.

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