Beetle

Beetle
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Invertebrate
Order
  Beetle

 
Status
  Varies by species.
Added by
  Talea Simmons - turtle
Date Updated
  Sun Mar 10 09:50:59 2013
Image Credit
  kstrengthsangster
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Sorter Stats: Hits 21   At Bats 90   Average 0.233 Habitats: coniferous_forest tropical_forest temperate_forest mountains grassland freshwater farms desert

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Beetle Facts & Trivia for kids

  • About 40% of insects are classified as beetles.
  • There are around 370,000 known species of beetles.
  • Beetles have a wide range of sizes. Some are barely visible to the naked eye; others can be 7 inches long.
  • Beetles' front wings can fold over the hind wings like a case.
  • Most beetle species are herbivorous.
  • Beetles develop by complete metamorphosis (they change form between immature to adult)
  • Some beetles are aquatic and live in and around fresh water.
  • Some beetles can lift 850 times their own weight. That would be like a person lifting 20 cars.
  • Male beetles will fight each other to impress female beetles.
  • Most Beetles have hard armor-like shells that are difficult to eat which protect them.

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