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Tenebrionidae Checklist: Darkling Beetles

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14 September 2019
The common name darkling beetles was derived from the Latin name Tenebrio, which meant “seeker of dark places”. While most tenebrionids are nocturnal, some are seen to be active…
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Cassidinae Checklist: Tortoise Beetles

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13 August 2019
Tortoise beetles belong to the subfamily Cassidinae. They are characterised by a broad domed oval shaped elytra, like that of a tortoise shell. The larvae are flattened and spiny,…
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Buprestidae Checklist: Jewel Beetles

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12 July 2019
Jewel beetles are wood-boring beetles belonging to the Buprestidae family. They are most well-known for their glossy and iridescent colours in many species. Due to the brilliant colours, it…
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Cerambycidae Checklist: Longhorn Beetles

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11 June 2019
Longhorn beetles are also known as longicorns, and belong to the Cerambycidae family. They are wood-borers and characterised by exceptionally long antennae, often as long as or longer then…
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Cicindelinae Checklist: Tiger Beetles

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10 May 2019
Tiger beetles belong to the subfamily Cicindelinae. They are known for their aggressive predatory habits and running speed. The fastest insect on land is a tiger beetle which can…