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Hellburnt diabolical ironclad - neat color variation from BIC!


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Ordered two of these beauties from Bugs In Cyberspace - a color variation called Hellburnt. Instead of being all black, these little guys have pale orange/brown markings! This one is very well camouflaged on his cholla!

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:46 PM, arizonablue said:

Ordered two of these beauties from Bugs In Cyberspace - a color variation called Hellburnt. Instead of being all black, these little guys have pale orange/brown markings! This one is very well camouflaged on his cholla!

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What I'm curious about is how they got that color.

Did they get sprayed by another darkling beetle, or is it something else?

Please help me.

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It's just a naturally occurring color morph of Nosoderma (Phloeodes) diabolicum, possibly from a particular area.  I've only ever heard BIC use the name "Hellburnt" to refer to this morph - wonder if they came up with that name?

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