Movie 2

‘Soft’ weevil. A Pachyrhynchus sarcitis kotoensis weevil was introduced in the arena (00:12), and a Japalura swinhonis lizard noticed the weevil by turning its head (00:30) and quickly approached the weevil (00:35). The lizard jumped onto the weevil (00:39), bit on its abdomen (00:40) and started chewing it continuously (00:41). After ~ 40 seconds, the weevil was completely consumed (01:19).

Too hard to swallow: a secret secondary defence of an aposematic insect

Lu-Yi Wang, Wen-San Huang, Hsin-Chieh Tang, Lung-Chun Huang, and Chung-Ping Lin

Journal of Experimental Biology 2018. 221:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.172486