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A is for...


Atlas Beetle

B is for...


Bean Leaf Beetle

C is for...


Click Beetle

D is for...


Dung Beetle

E is for...


Engraver-Beetle

F is for...


Firefly

G is for...


Ground Beetle

H is for...


Hercules Beetle

I is for...

Infernal Blister Beetle

J is for...


Japanese Beetle

K is for...


Killing Jar

L is for...


Ladybug

 

M is for...


Milkweed Beetle

N is for...


Net-Winged Beetle

O is for...


Oedemerid beetle

P is for...


Predaceous Diving Beetle

 

Q is for...

Quedius Laevigatus

R is for...


Rhinoceros beetle

S is for...

Soldier beetle

T is for...


Tortoise beetle

U is for...


Uloma impressa

V is for...


Varied Carpet Beetle

 

W is for...


White-fringed beetle

X is for...


Xanthogalerua Luteola

Y is for...


Yucca Weevil

Z is for...


Zygogramma Suturalis

 


Introduction:

Beetles are estimated to comprise one fifth of all living organisms, including plants and other animals. There are over 300,000 species of beetles on the planet, with more new species being discovered every year. Through our pages on the site, you can learn more about twenty-five different kinds of beetles, most quite different looking from the others. It seems that people should know more about these organisms, which constitute our most numerous neighbor, Coleoptera.

Many beetles are insects that you would not expect. Most people spend their childhood not knowing that insects like fireflies and ladybugs, are not actually bugs or flies, but beetles. This web page will take you through a brief tour of the beetles, and help everyone to understand what beetles do to the enviroment and why they do it. This is just a brief sample of what nature has to offer, considering the beetles are so numerous.

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2005