The mouth of bloody-nose beetles deters predators via noxious liquid secretions.

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"Other animals that autohemorrhage come from various insect families within the beetle order Coleoptera. One such creature is the bloody-nosed beetle (Timarcha spp.), which forces bright-red blood out around its mouth when threatened." (Shuker 2001:130)

The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.November 24, 2020
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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