Monday, October 29, 2012

'Headless' Ladybug Identified as New Species


This photo shows the Allenius iviei ladybug from above. Its head is not visible from this angle.

Scientists say they've discovered a new ladybug species that can tuck its head into its body like a turtle.

Ross Winton, a former entomology grad student at Montana State University (MSU), found the bug in a trap he set up in a sand dune in southwest Montana. He initially thought the tiny tan insect was just part of an ant or a bug with its head missing.

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