Appearance: Two sets of wings with the front pair hardened into wing covers, elytra, setting them apart from most other species of insects.
Beetles are insects and are found worldwide, all having six legs and two antennae, and come in thousands of colors and varieties. They are the most common type of insects in the world with over 350,000 different species, with many more yet to be discovered.
Beetles develop through four stages of growth called Complete Metamorphosis including, egg, larva (grub), pupa (chrysalis) and then finally adults. Beetles eat a variety of foods, mostly plant parts, leaves, seeds or fruit and wood. Some even eat fungus and dung.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.