By John Woodward
Beetles have the biggest variety of identified species of the other insect on the planet. From boll weevils to ladybugs, those tiny creatures are available in abundance in one's yard. Beetle offers an summary of the place and the way beetles reside, studying their existence cycles, predators, and safeguard mechanisms.
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Armored: Having a tough outer covering that protects the body. breed: To multiply by producing young. cannibal: An animal that eats other animals of the same species. carrion: Meat from dead animals. code: A secret language that is only understood by those who know how it works. dung: Animal poop, or excrement. elytra: The scientific word for beetle wing cases. fangs: Special teeth that are hollow and used to inject poison. Plural is larvae. mate: When males and females come together to produce young.
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2008. A close-up look at these exciting beetles. Prischmann, Deirdre A. Poop-Eaters: Dung Beetles in the Food Chain. Mankato: Capstone Press, 2008. Find out about the dung beetle’s place in the food chain and how it helps the environment. Twist, Clint. Dung Beetles. Strongsville/New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2006. This book explores the amazing world of dung beetles. Walker, Sally. Fireflies. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2001. Learn all about these fascinating creatures, and their ability to produce light.
Learn all about these fascinating creatures, and their ability to produce light. htm When you find a beetle in your backyard, use the photographs on this Web site to figure out what type of beetle it is. com/Animals/CreatureFeature/Dung-beetle This Web site contains lots of facts and information about dung beetles. Watch a video of a dung beetle making a ball of dung. html A look at some different types of beetle, where you might find them, their eating habits and how to keep them from becoming a pest.