Blue Death-Feigning Beetle - (Asbolus verrucosus)
The Blue Death-Feigning Beetle gets its name from its inherent ability to play death when threatened by predators.
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The Blue Death-Feigning Beetle is also known by the name(s) of: Ghost Beetle; Desert Ironclad Beetle.
It is typically 0.7 inches to 0.8 inches (18mm to 21mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: blue; gray; gray; ash; small; possum; fake; bumps; ribbed; .
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Arizona; California; Colorado; Nevada; New Mexico; Texas; Utah; Wyoming; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Blue Death-Feigning Beetle. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Blue Death-Feigning Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.