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Why is Rudolp's nose red?

Mr. Green

Mr. Green

Genus: Chrysina
Species: Gloriosa

Also known as the glorious beetle. You may wonder how it got that name. Some people think it's because tens of thousands of years ago, some cultures viewed the beetles' metallic coloring symbolic of the sun and illuminated sky.

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This is the original scanning electron microscope (SEM) image before it was colorized.

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