Coloring Page: National Pollinators Week | Beetle

It’s officially National Pollinators Week! Join us for a weeklong celebration of the plants and animals that carry pollen. Plus we’re sharing ways you can help local pollinators too. This week, each coloring page is highlighting a different pollinator and showcases the hard work they do for Ohio plants and wildlife.

Beetles may not get the fame that other pollinators receive, but many beetle species were among the first insect species to visit flowers and are still important pollinators today. In fact, according to the U.S. Forest Service, fossil records show that beetles were abundant during the Mesozoic era (about 200 million years before present day). Beetles were flower visitors of the earliest angiosperms.

Flowers that are visited and pollinated by beetles include magnolias, pond lilies, goldenrods and flowers in the Spirea genus.

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Convergent ladybug
Photo by TJ Gehling on Flickr/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)