is the Biggest Group of Insects?
The biggest group of insects are the beetles,
numbering 330,000 species, making them the largest
order of insects in the world. You can now start
collecting framed beetles including the rhino
beetle, dung beetle and many more species. The
metallic-coloured wing covers of some beetles
are used for jewelry. If you are a entomologist,
zoologist or just a bug collector we have just
the right of framed beetles and insect jewelry
for you to choose from!
What are Beetles?
belong to the order Coleoptera and their front
wings are hard, tough, and often have horny sheaths
(elytra); these meet in a straight line down the
middle of their back and cover their hind wings.
Some species of beetles are injurious to farm
crops only at their adult stage, some only in
their larval stage, and some species are injurious
to crops in both their adult and larval stages.
Beetles have different ways of protecting themselves.
The bombardier beetle defends itself by firing
a boiling hot spray from the rear of its abdomen.
The spray is formed at the moment of firing by
mixing chemicals from two glands in the beetle's
abdomen. The spray changes instantly into a gas
and is directed away from the beetle. The gas
irritates the eyes of the enemy and forms a smoke
screen which helps the beetle to escape while
the enemy is confused.
is a Flea Beetle?
Flea beetles are small leaf beetles and named
for their habit of jumping like fleas when disturbed
or surprised; adult flea beetles feed on the foliage
of plants, which leaves visible tiny holes in
What is a Dung Beetle?
beetles include several subfamilies of the large
family Scarabaeidae, the scarab beetles. There
are thousands of species of dung beetles, occurring
worldwide with most of them in Africa and wherever
fecal matter, otherwise known as dung, is found!
We now have dung beetles available in frames to
add to your insect collection or create one from
is a Lady Bug?
Lady bugs are a type of beetle. Lady beetles,
also known as Ladybird Beetles or Ladybugs, are
beneficial insects which help control many pests
such as aphids. Some species include: Cycloneda
munda, Coccinella septempunctata, Hippodamia convergen
and a few more. The ladybug is the official state
insect of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Ohio, and Tennessee. Lady bugs have been used
throughout history in community folklore and ladybug