Paederus littoralis

walwyn Sun, 06/07/2009 - 22:09
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Paederus littoralis, rove beetle, taphylinidae
 
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Staphylinidae
Genus: Paederus
Species: P. littoralis
 
This flightless, predatory rove beetle, frequents damp places. These beetles contain paederin which can cause skin blisters and is said to be 75 times more potent than cobra venom.
 
 

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