Hello and happy Saturday! Did you know last week’s insect?
It is a Click Beetle. Click beetles get their name from the slight clicking noise they make when righting themselves.
Check out this video of another kind of click beetle in Kansas, “righting itself.”
Did you know that BEETLES are the largest group of animals in the world? Or that their are MORE species of beetles on Earth than their are species of plants?? Scientists estimate that there are more than 400,000 named species of beetles (with millions more yet to be discovered!)
Beetles are different than other insects in that their first pair of wings is hardened and thickened to protect their fragile second pair of flying wings, which is folded beneath the hard covering. Their latin name, Coleoptera, means, “folded wing.”
Check out some of these beetles–when the light hits some of them just right, they look as beautiful as jewels!
Here’s the next puzzler…have a great weekend! And Happy Father’s day to all of our Dad’s out there!