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.
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(1998) Fauna de Coleoptera Lamellicornia de la region de Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.
(1997) Inventarios faunisticos de los Coleoptera Melolonthidae Neotropicales con potencial como bioindicadores.
The highest biomass was represented by the dominant prey orders, Araneae (45.32%), it was followed by Coleoptera (14.19%), Hymenoptera (9.19%) and Chilopoda (6.54) with all the other prey species comprising less than 5% of the samples.
On the Buprestidae (Coleoptera) species of almond orchards in the Southern and Eastern Anatolia in Turkey.
melolonthae was obtained from infected larvae of Diloboderus abderus Sturm, 1826 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) collected in a native grassland, in the district of Umbu, municipality of Rosario do Sul, RS (30[degrees]35'S and 54[degrees]46'W).
Los ejemplares de estudio fueron recolectados durante la fase de campo (2010-2012) del Proyecto de Caracterizacion de la Entomofauna de las areas de influencia del proyecto minero de AUX-Colombia, los cuales incluyen selvas altoandinas y ecosistemas de paramo asociados al Parque Natural Regional Paramo de Santurban, en jurisdiccion del municipio de California, Santander y otros ejemplares capturados durante los muestreos de la tesis doctoral del segundo autor titulada: "Escarabajos (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) asociados a un robledal del Parque Natural Regional Paramo de Santurban, Santander, Colombia".
We report on the predatory consumption of prey by adult Chauliognathus flavipes (F.) (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), Cycloneda sanguinea (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), and Orius insidiosus (Say) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) in laboratory no-choice feeding tests.
Coleoptera specimens of all developmental stages were collected manually in plants of the genus Tabebuia sp.
Omolabus Jekel (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) in north and central America.