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"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares."
-Unknown
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This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated!
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📸: NPS
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#insects #stinkbug #beetle #invertebrate #wildlife #arizonawildlife #arizona #arizonastrip #FindItAtParashant #findyourpark #seeblm #mypubliclands #dark #nighttime #nocturnal #animals #explore #getoutside #nightimeadventures #blessedarethecurious #wonder #learn #education #themoreyouknow #adventure #findadventure

"Lonely is not a feeling when you're alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares." -Unknown . This week we feature some of our favorite "little guys" of Parashant. Today we bring you an unsung star of the desert: the stink beetle. These beetles (also called pinacate beetles) are very common on Parashant and can be found virtually anywhere on the monument. In response to a threat they often turn upside down and do a handstand with their butts in the air. If further provoked, they will spray out an unpleasant chemical odor to deter predators. The tactic usually works, but a few animals have found a work around to this odorous problem. Grasshopper mice, for example, will grab a stink beetle and jam its rear-end in the ground before consuming the beetle head-first. Talk about being unappreciated! . 📸: NPS . #insects  #stinkbug  #beetle  #invertebrate  #wildlife  #arizonawildlife  #arizona  #arizonastrip  #FindItAtParashant  #findyourpark  #seeblm  #mypubliclands  #dark  #nighttime  #nocturnal  #animals  #explore  #getoutside  #nightimeadventures  #blessedarethecurious  #wonder  #learn  #education  #themoreyouknow  #adventure  #findadventure 

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