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Black and White Beetle by taiche

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Photograph taken with Sony Cybershot.
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Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. They are classified in the order Coleoptera (pronounced /ˌkoʊliˈɔptərə/; from Greek κολεός, koleos, “sheath”; and πτερόν, pteron, “wing”, thus “sheathed wing”), which contains more described species than in any other order in the animal kingdom, constituting about 25% of all known life-forms. 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species, and new species are frequently discovered. Estimates put the total number of species, described and undescribed, at between 5 and 8 million.

Beetles can be found in almost all habitats, but are not known to occur in the sea or in the polar regions. They interact with their ecosystems in several ways. They often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Some species are prey of various animals including birds and mammals. Certain species are agricultural pests, such as the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the boll weevil Anthonomus grandis, the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum, and the mungbean or cowpea beetle Callosobruchus maculatus, while other species of beetles are important controls of agricultural pests. For example, beetles in the family Coccinellidae (“ladybirds” or “ladybugs”) consume aphids, scale insects, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects that damage crops.

From Wikipedia here
Buprestidae is a family of beetles, known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera. The larger and more spectacularly colored jewel beetles are highly prized by insect collectors.

In Turkey they are considered a pest and have historically caused crop loss caused in the Pistachio plantations of the Gazentiep

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beetles, boçek, buprestidae, coleoptera, gazentiep, insect, jewel beetles, metallic wood boring beetles, pests, pistachio, beetle

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Comments

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    It’s freaking creepy whatever it is. Ewwwwww, it gives me the heebie jeebies. Super shot!

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraover 5 years ago

    LOL A stink bug ?? only ours are brown lol very cool : ] k

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

    Great Capture:))))))) I Tried Looking For It But Sorry I Could Not Find It:))))))xoxoxox

  • Pardus
    Pardusover 5 years ago

    Great capture of an interesting bug!

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Closest thing I have found is an ironclad beetle – maybe it is a variation on that one.

  • MyheART
    MyheARTover 5 years ago

    excellent capture:)

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraover 5 years ago

    I stag beetle?? of sort

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraover 5 years ago

    Bugs are timeless…I wonder ….of the family history and the stories that could be told , if we could understand the thoughts :] k

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