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Technically referred as coleoptera, beetles are insects with sheathed wings. Beetles consist of more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. The diversity of beetles is very wide-ranging. Altogether, there are roughly 400,000 beetle species found in almost all types of habitats, except the sea or the polar regions.

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Animals; Beetles

An animal that carries a disease from one organism to another as mosquitoes are carriers of malaria but do not appear to be sick themselves.

Rhinoceros beetles

Animals; Beetles

A subfamily of the scarab beetle family (Scarabaeidae). Other common names – some for particular groups of rhinoceros beetles – are for example Hercules beetles, unicorn beetles or horn beetles. Over ...

Brown stag beetle

Animals; Insects

The brown stag beetle is a brown and black scarab beetles. The males usually have large jaws which they use to wrestle each other for mating territory. They are not aggressive to humans.

Brown darkling beetle

Animals; Insects

The brown darkling beetle is golden brown with short hairs over the body. The shape of the thorax makes the head look like it is on a long neck.

Cigarette beetle

Animals; Insects

The adult cigarette beetle is a small reddish brown beetle with a rounded, oval shape. The wing covers are covered with fine hair. The head is hidden by the pronotum when the beetle is seen from ...

Click beetle

Animals; Insects

Click beetles are a long thin oval shape. The body is dark brown with lined pattern along the back. The antennae are serrated. When threatened they are overturned, click beetles can flick themselves ...

Coffee bean weevil

Animals; Insects

The coffee bean weevil is a small dome shaped beetle that is a pest of stored food products. The beetle is mottled dark brown and lighter brown patches. It has long legs, and long antennae with three ...

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