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MONSOON BUGS! 8 things you want to know about Palo Verde Beetles

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2019-04-15 12:17:28-04

Warning: This post will probably give you that phantom feeling that creepy things are crawling all over you. Thankfully they don't live long enough to cause an insect invasion.

The Palo Verde Root Borer (Derobrachus geminatus), more commonly known as the Palo Verde Beetle, may look terrifying but it is harmless to humans. They call Arizona home and chances are you've seen them in your backyard, especially during Monsoon season. 

Watch the video above to see just how strange the Palo Verde Beetle is!

What's interesting about this bug is its whole life purpose is to fall in love, make babies then immediately die right after the act. Love hurts sometimes.

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