Beetle Larvae

Some articles on beetles, beetle, beetle larvae, larvae:

Histeridae - Importance in Forensics
... Certain species of the Hister beetles follow shortly behind and prey on the maggots and other arthropods present ... The Hister beetle is more prevalent in Spring and Summer ... They are predacious beetles and arrive when there is material to feed on, like other beetles or maggots ...
Short-beaked Echidna - Ecology and Behaviour
... A study of echidnas in New England has shown they tend to dig up scarab beetle larvae in spring when the prey are active, but eschew this prey when it is ... The animal also hunts beetles and earthworms, providing they are small enough to fit in a 5-mm gap ... Scarab beetle larvae are also a large part of the diet when and where available ...
Beetles in Relation To People - Beetles As Beneficial Resources
... Beetles are not only pests, but can also be beneficial, usually by controlling the populations of pests ... Both the larvae and adults are found feeding on aphid colonies ... Ground beetles (family Carabidae) are common predators of many different insects and other arthropods, including fly eggs, caterpillars, wireworms and others ...

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