BEETLES

Annabelle

AUTHORS NOTE

WITH MY EXPERIENCE OF BEETLES THEY WERE JUST AMAZING. AT FIRST IT WAS DISGUSTING BUT THEN I GOT TO EXPERIMENT WITH THEM AND SAW HOW COOL AND EXCITING THEY CAN REALLY BE TO SEE AND LOOK AT. THAT IS MY EXPERIENCE. WHATS YOURS?

Lifecycle

A BEETLES FIRST STAGE IS AN EGG. IT STAYS IN THE EGG FOR ABOUT FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS. THEN IT BECOMES A LARVA. IT STAYS IN THIS STAGE FOR ABOUT 2 TO 3 DAYS AND THEN THE BEETLE BECOMES A PUPA. IT STAYS A PUPA FOR ABOUT 1 TO 2 MONTHS. THEN IT BECOMES AN ADULT. IT STAYS AN ADULT FOR THE REST OF ITS LIFE.

Different species

THERE ARE MORE THAN 350,000 KINDS OF BEETLES IN THE WORLD. ABOUT ONE THIRD LIVE IN AUSTRALIA . BEETLES ARE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR INSECTS. BEETLES LIVE ALL AROUND THE WORLD. LOTS OF BEETLES LIVE IN AFRICA.

Protection

BEETLES USE CAMOUFLAGE, SPRAY, OR BITE FOR THERE PROTECTION. ONE BEETLE THAT IS VERY SMALL AND BLACK CAN KEEP ITS SELF BY LOOKING LIKE A ROCK AND TUCKING ITS SIX LEGS IN. ONLY ONE BEETLE USES SPRAY. IT IS BLACK AND YELLOW. ALL BEETLES USE CAMOUFLAGE. IT KEEPS THEM SAFE FROM ATTACKS. MOST BEETLES BITE. THEY USE BIG SHARP JAWS TO KILL THERE FOOD.

body

A BEETLE HAS THREE BODY PARTS AND SIX LEGS. THE HEAD HOLDS THE 2 ANTENNA. THE THORAX HOLDS THE SIX LEGS. AND THE ABDOMEN HOLDS THE HEART AND OTHER ORGANS. A BEETLE HAS A HARD BODY COVERING. FINALLY A BEETLE HAS 2 OR 4 SETS OF WINGS.