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Dynastine scarab beetles (Cyclocephala colasi) are facultative endotherms, which means they are able to maintain an abdominal temperature that is higher than their surroundings through exercise. They spend most of their adult lives inside the flowers of Philodendron solimoesense, where ambient temperature averages about 28 degrees C (82 F) due to heat generated by the flower itself (floral thermogenesis).


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