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0rder COLKOFPERA

Family EROTYLIDAK

No. of species 2 500

0rder COLEOPTERA

Family E LA'PER I DAK

No. of species 9 qqq elongate, parallel stded shape

SEMIOTl is 1NGUL il l s has distinctive oraniic markings

Larva 1-:, or wircworms, are slender and cylindrical.

CHALGOLErtDHlS UMBATUS is found in woodland and grassland in South America.

Also called pleasing fungus beetles, due to their attractive coloration, these insects arc generally smooth, with an oval or elongate shape. In many species, the elytra are dark green or blue and the head, pronotum, and legs are reddish brown. • life Cycle Females lay their eggs on the fruiting bodies of larger fungi or on decaying wood. The larvae feed on the surface of the fungus or tunnel inside the flesh.

•()<:< :i IRRENCE Worldwide. In forests and woods: under tree bark, at sources of plant-sap, and on or in fungi and rotting wood.

i ,arvak are elongate and may be brightly colored.

Zonae 1 is spkciks have the boldly striped elytra that are typical of some tropical members of this family.

bright pattern of lines across elytra

> SCAPIIIDOMORPHllS spkciks, from South America, can produce toxic fluids from the anus and leg joints as a defense.

Click beetles

Also called skip jacks, these beetles arc elongate and mostly dull-colored. Their most distinctive characteristic is their ability to propel themselves into the air, making a loud click that frightens predators.

• LIFE CYCLE Eggs are laid in soil and plant matter. The larvae can take years to develop.

• Occurrence

Worldwide. Around plants, leaf litter, rotten wood, and soil.

smooth urface black - and- orange striping arts as warning to predators

0rder COLEOPTERA

Family GEOTRUPIDAE

No. of species ^qq

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