You can’t sting this’iron’ beetle. Now scientists know why.

You can't sting this'iron' beetle. Now scientists know why.

The devil’s sturgeon beetle rarely breaks. You can hit it, step on it, or run around in a car.

Now scientists know why this beetle’s outer wing case, known as the beetle, is so tough. It consists of a series of puzzle parts that fit seamlessly. The geometry and internal structure of this “jigsaw” design increases the strength of the beetle armor.

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