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Beetles and Weevils: Coleoptera

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Beetles And People, Conservation StatusGEOGRAPHIC RANGE

GIRAFFE-NECKED WEEVIL (Trachelophorus giraffa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GREAT WATER BEETLE (Dytiscus marginalis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
EUROPEAN STAG BEETLE (Lucanus cervus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HERCULES BEETLE (Dynastes hercules): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SACRED SCARAB (Scarabaeus sacer): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
AMERICAN BURYING BEETLE (Nicrophorus americanus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
DEVIL'S COACH-HORSE (Ocypus olens): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Beetles are found on every continent except Antarctica. They are also found on most islands. Most species prefer certain kinds of soils, climates, and foods and live only in a particular geographical region. A few beetle species have been distributed well beyond their natural distribution through human activity, either accidentally or on purpose. About twenty-five thousand species are known in the United States and Canada.

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Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders