The mountain pine beetle
is one of the major threats facing our forests in Alberta.
However, targeting adults is an important aspect of management because sugarcane beetles
spend the majority of their life cycles as adults, and unlike many turfgrass pests, the adult life stage is the most damaging.
We started our driving lives in Beetles
so we thought, 'Why not continue this in our retirement?
While some of the more common beetles
are easy to identify, others can be decidedly problematic.
Although collecting rhino beetles
unwisely could endanger the species, destroying their natural habitat may cause even greater damage in the long run.
Although their eyes are too weak to distinguish individual constellations, dung beetles
use the gradient of light to dark provided by the Milky Way to ensure they keep rolling their balls in a straight line and don't circle back to competitors at the dung pile.
While there are many species of bark beetles
in our forests, including many species of pine beetles
, the one that is currently causing widespread mortality of pines across the west is the mountain pine beetle
, Dendroctonus ponderosae.
The black traps, which look like large bird feeders or Chinese lanterns, have been placed in hardwood trees in what are considered high risk, dense areas during months when adult beetles
emerge from trees, and are active and laying eggs.
To reproduce, bark beetles
have to gain entry to the tree.
From British Columbia to Montana to Colorado, pine beetles
are killing millions of lodgepole, white bark and ponderosa pines.
Last October, many Ontarians were surprised by the huge numbers of lady beetles
that were seen in and about their homes.
gets its name from its large antennae and belongs to a family of tree-dwelling, bark-eating "long-horned" beetles
In the summer of 2008, biologists released 228 pairs of captive-bred American burying beetles
(Nicrophorus americanus) on the Wayne National Forest in southeast Ohio.
In this book, Denise Fleming teaches facts about beetles
through fantastic illustrations and informative text, which was set in a variety of unique fonts.
Standing apart from its tail-finned counterparts, Beetles
all over America were decorated with psychedelic designs and colorful daisies.