Beetles are insects and are found worldwide, all having six legs and two antennae, and come in thousands of colors and varieties.
Beetles are the most common type of insects in the world with over 350,000 different species, with many more yet to be discovered. All beetles belong to the largest insect order Coleoptera, having two sets of wings with the front pair hardened into wing covers, elytra, setting them apart from most other species of insects. These hardened covers give them the ability to protect their flying set underneath and have a wide variety of colors and patterns, some being so beautiful, people have made them into jewelry.
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 or seeds or fruit and wood, some eating fungus and dung.