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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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Early studies considered the hoary bat a moth specialist (Black 1972), although moths were not the most common food in Indiana, where one adult female are only hymenopterans, six juveniles each are > 90% coleopterans, and two juveniles consumed predominately moths (Brack 1985).
Orthopterans made up a much greater portion of the diet in this study, followed by hymenopterans and coleopterans.
ferrugineus, is common among many coleopteran species and many other insect orders (Bao et al.
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DISCUSSION--Formicids and coleopterans were the most consistently abundant prey.
Mitosporic fungi such as Beauveria bassiana have been used for the biological control of insect species and of coleopterans in particular (Tanada & Kaya 1993).
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This rare information comes mainly from stomach contents, where coleopterans were the main prey, followed by orthopterans (see Marelli 1919, Aravena 1928, Zotta 1936), which are captured by means of short flights from the ground or during sallies from posts, bushes, or reeds (Fitzpatrick 2004).
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