Why the diabolical ironclad beetle is nearly impossible to squish

The diabolical ironclad beetle is like a tiny tank on six legs. This insect’s rugged exoskeleton is so tough that the beetle can survive getting run over by cars, and many would-be predators don’t stand a chance of cracking one open. Phloeodes diabolicus is basically nature’s jawbreaker. Analyses of microscope images, 3-D printed models and […]