Beetles make up such a huge portion of the animal kingdom that, if lined up, every fourth animal would be represented by their kind.
Beetles are amazing creatures that are easily recognized by their shell-like exteriors. The Coleoptera order is represented in 25,000 different known examples throughout North America and upwards of 350,000 species worldwide - making them the largest order of the animal kingdom. Beetles are unique in every insect way and appropriately diverse, coming in many varied shapes, forms and colors and each can be found in equally diverse environments suiting their particular lifestyles and food requirements.
There are a total of 187North American Beetles in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order (A-to-Z).
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