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AH_Cave Beetle Leptodirus hochenwartii Slovenia Slender-necked Beetle_3052.jpg
Leptodirus hochenwartii, a true troglobite (living only in caves), dead on cave floor with fungus protruding. This beetle is endemic to certain karstic caves in the western Dinaric Alps. Highly adapted to life in the dark, this blind beetle has long sensitive antennae and scavenges dead organic matter. Slovenia, April.