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MEGALOXANTHA BICOLOR
MEGALOXANTHA BICOLOR
CHRYSOCHROA BUQUETI
CHRYSOCHROA BUQUETI
CHRYSOCHROA SAUNDERSII
CHRYSOCHROA SAUNDERSII
CHRYSOCHROA CASTELNAUDI
CHRYSOCHROA CASTELNAUDI
CHRYSOCHROA FULMINANS GREEN ( JEWEL BEETLE )
CHRYSOCHROA FULMINANS GREEN
JEWEL BEETLE
ATLAS BEETLE Chalcosoma Atlas
ATLAS BEETLE
Chalcosoma Atlas
bettle pyramid
CETONIDAE HERCULAISIA
MELALEUCA
EUPHOLUS SCHOENHERRII / TUPINIERII
EUPHOLUS SCHOENHERRII
TUPINIERII
MORMOCYLE PHYLLOPE
MORMOCYLE PHYLLODE
VIOLIN BEETLE
aristobia approximator
ARISTOBIA
APPROXIMATOR
PROSOPOCOILUS BLANCHARDI
PROSOPOCOILUS
BLANCHARDI
CYRTOTRACHELUS BUQUETI WEEVIL
CYRTOTRACHELUS BUQUETI BAMBOO WEEVIL
LAMPRIMA ADOLPHINAE STAG BEETLE LUCANIDAE
LAMPRIMA ADOLPHINAE
metaxymorphia nigrofasciatum
METAXYMORPHIA
NIGROFASCIATUM
PLEOTOMUS FIREFLY LARVAE
PLEOTOMUS FIREFLY LARVAE
ACROCINUS LONGIMANUS
HARLEQUIN BEETLE
ACROCINUS LONGIMANUS
PACHYTERIA EQUESTRIS LONGHORN
PACHYTERIA EQUESTRIS
CYRIOPALUS WALLACEI
CYRIOPALUS WALLACEI
PAVEIA SUPERBA
PAVEIA SUPERBA
RANZANIA BERTOLONII
RANZANIA BERTOLONII
June Bug PHYLLOPHAGA
JUNE BUG
PHYLLOPHAGA
PYRODES Scatopyrodes Cerambycidae LONGICEPS LONGHORN
PYRODES Scatopyrodes Cerambycidae
LONGICEPS LONGHORN
CATOXANTHA OPULENTA
CATOXANTHA
OPULENTA
SAGRA LONGICOLLIS FROG-LEGGED BEETLES
SAGRA LONGICOLLIS
FROG-LEGGED BEETLES
MUSK BEETLE
MUSK BEETLE

COLEOPTERA ( BEETLES )

Beetles are a group of insects that form the order Coleoptera, in the superorder Endopterygota. Their front pair of wings is hardened into wing-cases, elytra, distinguishing them from most other insects. The Coleoptera, with about 400,000 species, is the largest of all orders, constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms; new species are discovered frequently. The largest of all families, the Curculionidae (weevils) with some 70,000 member species, belongs to this order. They are found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions. They interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are serious agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle, while others such as Coccinellidae (ladybirds or ladybugs) eat aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

Beetles typically have a particularly hard exoskeleton including the elytra, though some such as the rove beetles have very short elytra while blister beetles have softer elytra. The general anatomy of a beetle is quite uniform and typical of insects, although there are several examples of novelty, such as adaptations in water beetles which trap air bubbles under the elytra for use while diving. Beetles are endopterygotes, which means that they undergo complete metamorphosis, with a series of conspicuous and relatively abrupt changes in body structure between hatching and becoming adult after a relatively immobile pupal stage. Some, such as stag beetles, have a marked sexual dimorphism, the males possessing enormously enlarged mandibles which they use to fight other males. Many beetles are aposematic, with bright colours and patterns warning of their toxicity, while others are harmless Batesian mimics of such insects. Many beetles, including those that live in sandy places, have effective camouflage.

Beetles are prominent in human culture, from the sacred scarabs of ancient Egypt to beetlewing art and use as pets or fighting insects for entertainment and gambling. Many beetle groups are brightly and attractively coloured making them objects of collection and decorative displays. Over 300 species are used as food, mostly as larvae; species widely consumed include mealworms and rhinoceros beetle larvae. However, the major impact of beetles on human life is as agricultural, forestry, and horticultural pests. Serious pests include the boll weevil of cotton, the Colorado potato beetle, the coconut hispine beetle, and the mountain pine beetle. Most beetles, however, do not cause economic damage and many, such as the lady beetles and dung beetles are beneficial by helping to control insect pests.

The heaviest beetle, indeed the heaviest insect stage, is the larva of the goliath beetle, Goliathus goliatus, which can attain a mass of at least 115 g and a length of 11.5 cm . Adult male goliath beetles are the heaviest beetle in its adult stage, weighing 70-100 g and measuring up to 11 cm . Adult elephant beetles, Megasoma elephas and Megasoma actaeon often reach 50 g and 10 cm.

The longest beetle is the Hercules beetle Dynastes hercules, with a maximum overall length of at least 16.7 cm including the very long pronotal horn. The smallest recorded beetle and the smallest free-living insect (as of 2015), is the featherwing beetle Scydosella musawasensis which may measure as little as 325 ┬Ám in length.

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