Mormolyce Phyllodes – Indonesia. Coleoptera Carabidae. It is also called violin beetle because the extremely elongated profile of the head and the body remind a violin. However, it has an unusual and bizarre shape for a Carabidae. It feeds on insect's larvae and snails. Its flattened elytra allow it to penetrate between the bracket fungi and tree-barks. Pietro Castellano collection.


  • Title: Mormolyce Phyllodes
  • Creator: Federica La Pietra
  • Physical Location: Turin, Italy
  • Provenance: Indonesia
  • Type: insect
  • Medium: entomology

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