The beetle (Epomis Circumscriptus) immediately jumps on the amphibian's back and bites it. The amphibian responds with jumping, trying unsuccessfully to shake the beetle off. After 10 minutes, the amphibian ceases moving, and the beetle consumes and kills the Toad. The Toad is a Green Toad (Bufo Viridis)
Original publication: Gil Wizen, Avital Gasith (2011). Predation of amphibians by carabid beetles of the genus Epomis found in the central coastal plain of Israel.
Tags: Killer Beetle, Epomis Circumscriptus, Damn Nature, You Scary, Bufo Viridis,
Location: Israel (load item map)
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