Death-feigning beetles are so good at playing dead that they can lay motionless for hours. They usually give themselves away with a slight twitch of their antennae. It is easy to maintain with just a slice of fruit and a spray of water every few days. These beetles are very sturdy and handleable by students, making them perfect for hands-on observations and activities.
- Class: Insecta (Insects)
- Order: Coleoptera (Beetles)
- Family: Tenebrionidae (Darkling Beetles)
- Species: Asobolus verrucosus (Blue Death-feigning Beetle), Cryptoglossa variolosa (Black Death-feigning Beetle), Asobolus laevis (Smooth Death-feigning Beetle)