Tag: beetles

Bugs & Bones

Stories

Some bugs are gross, some are cute, some are pretty and some are downright scary! My favorite bug is all of the above. Plus, next to the honeybee, it’s the hardest working insect I know. The insect I’m talking about are actually beetles. Dermestes Maculatus or as they are commonly known, dermestid beetles. These beetles […]

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Silent Symphony

Nature Notes

Most commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs, these interesting insects are in fact a beetle and members of the family Lampyridae, Greek for “shining ones.” The familiar luminescent beetles are recognized for their nighttime display of flashes in the summer. Most of us have fond memories of catching these gentle and harmless beetles as kids […]

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