Coleoptera


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Co·le·op·te·ra

(kō'lē-op'ter-ă),
An order of insects, the beetles, characterized by the possession of a pair of hard, horny wing covers overlying a pair of delicate membranous flying wings; it is the largest of the insect orders with the largest number of species of any animal or plant order.
[G. koleos, sheath + pteron, wing]
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Fig. 114 Coleoptera . Generalised structure.

Coleoptera

an order of insects, including beetles and weevils. The forewing is thick, leathery and veinless, and is called an elytrum. When closed, elytra meet along the midline and protect the membranous hindwings, which fold forward. Some of the approximately 280 000 species of Coleoptera are wingless, however. There is a complete METAMORPHOSIS.

Coleoptera

an order in the class Insecta—the beetles.
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In the present study, totally 31 taxa belonging to Hydrophilidae of aquatic Coleoptera were listed in Bingol province.
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Measures taken to guarantee that these Coleoptera are able to move are those obtained from experimental experience with the insect, for example, always maintaining a thin layer of grain or bran to facilitate its displacement, or covering the surface of the arena with paper or cloth.
77% de los insectos resultaron ser presas de los ordenes Coleoptera e Himenoptera (en su totalidad Formicidae) que a su vez arrojaron los mayores valores de IVI (Tabla 3a).
2013) presented the first comprehensive inventory of aquatic Coleoptera of Humid Chaco, based on two protected areas located in Chaco Province.
Coleoptera comprise the largest order of animals with more than 350,000 named species.
On the whole order Orthoptera was dominant followed by Araneae, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Odonata, Diptera and Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Prostigmata each represented by single species except Mantodea with two species.
Coleoptera represented the majority, followed by Collembola, Hymenoptera, Diptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, and Orthoptera.
Other orders of insects such as Nearctic Coleoptera and Palaeractic Diptera have received more convenient documentation than Palaearctic Coleoptera, which is surprising given that it is an order that has been studied by more students and has more constituents than other orders.