Stenocara dentata, the long-legged darkling beetle, is an insect of darkling beetle family found in southern Africa. The beetle stands in a head down posture on sand dunes to catch the morning mist which collects in drops on its body and slides into its mouth. It is large enough to crawl out of the trap of the plant, Hydnora africana, unlike smaller beetles which remain trapped for several days.
- ZooGram, Sarah Evans, Maryland Zoo, Winter 2005
- POLLINATION BIOLOGY OF HYDNORA AFRICANA THUNB. (HYDNORACEAE) IN NAMIBIA: BROOD-SITE MIMICRY WITH INSECT IMPRISONMENT, Jay F. Bolin,* Erika Maass, and Lytton J. Musselman, Old Dominion University, U.S.A. and University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; Int. J. Plant Sci. 170(2):157–163. 2009.
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