Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Scarabaeidae The Scarabaeidae beetle family is the second largest one with more than 30000 species worldwide, and around 2000 species identified in Australia alone, first being the Curculionidae. It consists of both small and large sizes of beetles that range in length … Read more

Grain Weevil

Grain Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Dryophthorinae Tribe: Litosomini Genus: Sitophilus Species: S. granarius Grain Weevil is a variety of beetles that belongs to the Curculionoidae higher level family. Generally they are herbivorous, small and below 6mm (0.24 in) in size. In most of the families there are … Read more

Egyptian Beetles

Egyptian Beetle

A scarab beetle is one of the many species belonging to the family of dung beetle. Belonging to the Scarabidae family, this beetle is mainly known for feeding as well as inhabiting dung. It has the capacity to bury in the ground, around 250 times the massive amount of dung than its own weight, in … Read more

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea (in part) Binomial name: Scarabidae The Scarabaeidae family is frequently called scarab beetles or just scarab, there are 30,000 varieties of them all over the world. With the various competing theories the introduction of new ideas very frequently, there is still … Read more

Whirligig Beetle

Whirligig Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga Family: Gyrinidae The whirligig beetles scientifically named Gyrinidae is of the water beetle family, This beetle, normally swims on the water surface in an unperturbed manner. However, when they are threatened, they swim vigorously under water. The whirligig beetle acquired its general name … Read more