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This Beetle Might As Well Be A Poké Ball

And it's kinda cute.

Posted on June 8, 2015, at 8:10 p.m. ET

This little dude is a beetle named Ceratocanthus aeneus.

Lisa B. / BugGuide / Via bugguide.net

Not much is known about this species except for one fact: they roll into a perfectly nice, shiny ball as a defense mechanism.

The technical term is called volvation, which sounds dirtier than it is.
Lisa B. / BugGuide / Via bugguide.net

The technical term is called volvation, which sounds dirtier than it is.

I imagine the process goes down kinda like this:

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But first let's set the mood!

"Oh crap! What's that noise?"

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"I guess I better just put all my junk in here..."

"Yeah. I'm thinking this was a pretty good idea."

"Good. Now I look like a Poké Ball."

"Fuck yeah..."

http://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/File:DuskBall.png
http://imgur.com/J6MHesc

This is one beetle that will NOT be caught!

Cartoon Network / Via giphy.com
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