5 Carpet Beetle Facts
In North America greater than 22,000 different beetles especially 5 Carpet Beetle Facts are found of many different sorts. Amongst the best-known kinds are: The brightly tinted tiger beetles, wnich run around on courses on summer nights, and whose larva hesitates at the mouth of its hole to capture passing insects. The water beetles, some of them very large, with a larva that may consume fish; others such as the whirligigs and the little black water beetles, quite small. The brightly spotted ladybirds, which are almost all very useful. The shining, metallic-colored fallen leave beetles, consisting of the asparagus beetle and the yellow-and-black Colorado potato beetle, which are enemies of man. The black-and-red, or black-and-orange, hiding beetles, and the black carrion beetles.
The scarlet, or scarlet-and-black, primary beetles. The fireflies, whose females are often wingless, called glowworms. The deathwatch, bark, and powderpost beetles, which destroy wood. The scarabs or chafers, consisting of the spiritual beetles of old Egypt, the goliath, unicorn, rhinoceros, and ox beetles, the tumblebugs, the figeater, the June bugs, the hairy, yellow-brown rose chafer, and the green-gold Japanese beetle, most of which are enemies of man, because their youthful consume plant roots. The fierce-looking stag beetle, whose larva lives in decaying timber. The click beetle, which can jump into the air with a "click" if it is lying on its back, and whose larva, called a "wireworm," is a fantastic destroyer of origin plants.
The rove beetles, or devil's-coachhorses, which have very brief external wings, and which are mostly useful, living as scavengers in decaying matter; or which sometimes lead strange lives in ants' or termites' nests. The oil, or sore, beetles, some of which are used in medication. The weevils, with their long-beaked heads, which are some of man's worst enemies. The black beetle of storages (not to be confused with the roach), whose larva is the destructive "mealworm." The longicorn, with its tremendously lengthy feelers, whose larva passages in timber; and the beautiful, metal Buprestis, whose external wings are used by indigenous women as gems.
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