Wounded Soldier

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  1. NateS

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    Found this poor wounded soldier beetle running around. Not sure what his story is, but I felt pretty bad for him.

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    This is what he should have looked like.
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    It looks like he may have been some other bugs lunch, but got away.
     
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    That's kind of what I figured Pierre. There are quite a few predatory beetles and some baby praying mantis's on that same bush as well as a couple spiders so probably one of them got ahold of him, but he wiggled out. I doubt his chances of survival are very good now as I don't think they will grow their wings back.
     

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