Horned beetle dies at Arizona farm, owner says it was killed by a snake
A farmer in southern Arizona said he lost a horned beetle to a snake on Saturday and was told to keep it on a shelf at the home.
Cody Horned Beetle, which has been described as a ‘belly spider’, is native to North America and is the largest horned species in the United States, according to the American Museum of Natural History.
But it has also been found in South America, Africa and Asia, and has been the subject of several studies that found it could have an influence on human health.
Horned beetles are a species of beetle that can be found in the genus Chrysomelis and can grow to a height of six feet and weigh up to 50 pounds, according the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Horns are commonly found on the underside of leaves of trees, and they are found in Mexico and Central America, according a study in the journal ZooKeys.
The Arizona farm has been closed since Sunday, and a local police chief said he did not know if the animal was poisoned or was killed.
Hornet sightings reported from Arizona to North Carolina The first reported sighting of a hornet in the U.S. occurred in 2015 in Florida, but that was after several people reported seeing a hornets in their gardens.
Hornets can reach up to four feet long, and their black bodies are covered with large black spots on their backs, legs and head, the American Bird Conservancy said.
The insects are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
They also have a distinctive scent that attracts the attention of some animals.