B is for Beautiful Beetles

Yes, I think beetles can be beautiful! This one certainly is. Apparently, beetles are the largest group of insects in the world, with between 350,000 – 370,000 different species identified so far. Unfortunately, I have yet to perfect my beetle-identifying skills. Birds, butterflies, lizards, plants – I can manage, but I am lost with these bugs. The Internet boasts lots of information about scarabs in ancient Egypt, but I´ll have to continue my search for useful info. The What´s That Bug? website may prove useful for anyone else trying to ID creepy crawlies.

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