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ground beetle

Any of several families of beetles that are primarily found on or near the ground. Milly screamed and ran across the backyard after she overturned a stone and disrupted a group of ground beetles.
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beetle

n. the original Volkswagen automobile. I remember when people used to put big windup keys on their beetles to make them look like windup toys.
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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.
The beetle 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.