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Coleoptera- Beetles

Beetles are insects with relatively hard shells (called elytra) evolved from the forewing which function to protect the rear pair of wings. The relatively tough exoskeleton of beetles makes them difficult to prey upon, thus making them one of the most successful in the insect world- widely dispersed throughout the planet in a wide array of forms.

Beetles are […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Insects|Comments Off on Coleoptera- Beetles

Insects- An Introduction

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet, with the amount of species available today estimated to be up to 10 million! These six-legged creatures come in all sorts of amazing forms and sizes which never fail at awing people. The sheer amount and diversity also means that insects play a huge role in […]

By |October 29th, 2014|Insects|Comments Off on Insects- An Introduction