The Life Cycle of a Beetle by Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian

By Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian

Millions of beetles dwell world wide in habitats as varied as swamps, rainforests, and deserts. The lifestyles Cycle of a Beetle describes the expansion and improvement of those attention-grabbing bugs from egg to grownup. Full-color photos of every kind of beetles, from the widely used to the extreme, are integrated. Illustrations and pictures remove darkness from subject matters such as:

the place beetles lay their eggs

The transformation from larva to pupa to beetle

ameliorations among female and male beetles

How beetles guard themselves opposed to predators

hazards confronted via beetles

How young ones may also help beetles

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Once a forest is cleared, it does not grow back. The beetles that live in trees, on forest floors, and under logs lose their habitats. They may even become extinct, or gone from Earth. If forests continue to be cleared, adult stag beetles and their larvae may not have enough rotting wood for food or shelter. Spraying pesticides Pesticides are harmful to many insects, including beetles. When people spray plants and crops with pesticides to kill pests such as aphids and flies, they kill beetles, too.

Spraying pesticides Pesticides are harmful to many insects, including beetles. When people spray plants and crops with pesticides to kill pests such as aphids and flies, they kill beetles, too. Beetles are also threatened by pesticide drift, which occurs when wind carries pesticides that are sprayed in one area into areas that were not meant to be sprayed. When pesticides drift, they harm beetles in many areas. 29 Helping beetles Many people do not care about beetles because there are so many of them and because they are so small.

Beetles are, however, important to the environment and to many other animals. Several animals, including birds, lizards, and toads, rely on beetles or beetle 30 larvae for food. Some beetles feed on insects, such as aphids and gypsy moths, which are harmful to the food crops and trees grown by people. The beetles that are scavengers are also important because they eat dead or decaying plants and animals. These beetles help control the amount of waste and carrion on Earth. Endangered beetles countries have formed groups to Some species of beetles, such as the American burying beetle, the northeastern beach tiger beetle, and the coffin cave beetle, are endangered, or in danger of dying out.

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