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November 26, 2021

Beetles can be found everywhere in the world. Scientists estimate that there are 350,000 species of beetles found on Earth. This statistic can be frightening for some readers who aren’t fans of bugs. Contrary to what these readers believe, beetles do not bite; unless you provoke them. 

In fact, beetles have evolved to offer a variety of benefits to humans. 

Beetle Benefits

Here are a few advantages that beetles provide:

They Help Break Down Waste Matter

Beetles are proficient decomposers, especially in nature reserves and forests. Various beetle species have evolved to feed on different substances, making them a vital part of the ecosystem.

They are a Natural Alternative to Harmful Chemical Pest Control Services.

Female beetles in some species form a predator group that is extremely useful in controlling and exterminating an aphid population. Some farmers purchase female beetles for this specific purpose. Other beetle species have also proven helpful in pest control.

Did You Know There are Beetle Collectors?

Some beetles have distinct qualities that fascinate us. Beetle collectors wager on the beauty, size and rarity of a beetle during purchase and selling. Collectors highly value large tropical beetles. If you happen to come by a buprestid species or a long-horned beetle, you can earn yourself some cash if you find a beetle enthusiast.

Bottom Line

Beetles make up the most significant part of life form on Earth. They make up an impressive fourth of all animals. Scientists, more specifically taxonomists, are still discovering more class species of beetles.

Beetles come in various sizes, shapes and colors depending on where you are in the world. Do not be fooled by their small size; beetles have several nefarious means to defend themselves, so watch out and stay safe.

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