Meet Scarabaeidae, who we don’t know too much about. This Morphoid is really not a very social creature. He likes to keep to himself, and his main defense mechanism is to stand perfectly still when he feels something is looking at him.
Generally, we choose something that corresponds to what the Morphoid reminds us of. For example, Scarabaeidae reminds us of the larvae form of a beetle. The species names we give them are only working names, until we can properly classify the animals.
The IMR will be at the Alberta Craft Council’s Discovery Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta! If you’re in the area, go take a look! No Morphoids have been discovered this far north, and this is the farthest these particular Morphoids have traveled, making them a rarity in that part of the world.
Sepal, Pteropod and Scarabaeidae are the three Morphoids in the exhibit. The display will be up and open to the public from May 28th – July 9th, 2011. The Discovery Gallery is located at 10186 – 106 Street, Edmonton Alberta.