Beetles

Beetles are a group of insects which are biologically classified in the order Coleoptera. Most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the “elytra”, being hardened and thickened into a shell-like protection for the rear pair and the beetle’s abdomen. They have forward-projecting biting mouthparts. They are the most successful group of animals on Earth, forming almost one-third of all described animal species and about two-fifths of all insects.

 

 

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