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    • Beetles

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Recent observations

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What

Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles Superfamily Elateroidea

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lauren18

Date

September 29, 2016 11:09 AM EDT

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What

Lady Beetles Family Coccinellidae

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blankplank21

Date

September 29, 2016 02:31 PM CEST

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What

Lady Beetles Family Coccinellidae

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whaichi

Date

September 29, 2016 12:26 PM KST

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What

Beetles Order Coleoptera

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fervalentinez

Date

September 15, 2016 08:09 AM CDT

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What

Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

Observer

cristinapelcaru

Date

July 6, 2016 11:39 AM HST

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What

Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

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cristinapelcaru

Date

May 21, 2016 07:48 PM HST

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katya

Date

September 28, 2016 11:11 AM EEST

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maribor

Date

September 22, 2016 01:29 PM HST

Description

They at in wather

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What

Stag Beetle Lucanus cervus

Observer

cristinapelcaru

Date

July 6, 2016 11:39 AM HST

Description

Female

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What

Darkling Beetles Family Tenebrionidae

Observer

ellen5

Date

September 21, 2016

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

unusual antennae- i can't seem to find a match. Help!

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What

Tomentose Burying Beetle Nicrophorus tomentosus

Observer

sagewort

Date

September 28, 2016 05:41 PM MDT

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purperlibel

Date

July 25, 2016 01:29 PM CEST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...

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