Soft-wing Flower Beetle (image) Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz Share Print E-Mail Caption The soft-wing flower beetle (Dasytes plumbeus) is dependent on symbionts to construct its exoskeleton. Credit (photo/©: Benjamin Weiss, JGU) Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in connection with the press release "ERC Consolidator Grant for research on relationship between beetles and symbiotic bacteria", issued by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on December 28, 2018. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.