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Rove beetles 220 million years. The shape of the rove beetle’s body is very untypical of beetles’ Its body is usually elongated, and the wing covers are shortened, so that the abdomen is unprotected. The advantage of this is that the beetles have greater mobility when entering smallest cavities. The wings are enfolded by the wing covers. The body length of the rove beetle, (depending on type), ranges from 0.5 to 50 mm and the body is usually black or brown in colour. Occasionally species with ...

... of wetlands, other species, in deserts, mountains or near the polar regions. Most, however, live in the tropics. The dietary habits of rove beetle larvae are generally the same as the adults. While most rove beetles are predatory some species eat fungi, or putrescent animals and plants. The larvae of some species live as parasites? on the pupaeof flies. There are species of rove beetle, which only inhabit birds' nests, mammals' nests, ants' nests, termites' nests or those of wasps. In ants...

...e larvae of some species live as parasites? on the pupaeof flies. There are species of rove beetle, which only inhabit birds' nests, mammals' nests, ants' nests, termites' nests or those of wasps. In ants' nests, rove beetles hunt for their hosts, eat carrion or decimate the hatching ants. Even as migrant guests they are to find amongst hunting ants’ armies where it occurs that they ‘ride’ ants instead of walking. Rove beetle have defence glands, the secretions of which can cause blistering an...

...secretions of which can cause blistering and rashes in humans. Some species of rove beetle can cause damage to strawberries or fruit trees. However, the rove beetle is enormously valuable for the soil and its remineralisation. Furthermore they eat many insects which are regarded as pests in agriculture and forestry.
>> Beetles -> Rove beetle
... eggs in decomposing plant material or in other substrates, which the hatching larvae then feed on. The development of the larvae takes place in 3 stages over about two weeks. The larvae feed on dead parts of plants or rotting fruits. They mainly eat the microorganisms which are involved in the decomposition of plant materials. The larvae of other species are omnivorous and eat their way through plant stems or leaves. Others live off fungal cultures or prey on omnivorous insects. Drosophilidae reproduce several times a year.
>> Flies -> Drosophilidae The maxillary palpi like the antennae often have dark ends. On the wing covers (elytra) are 10 stripes of fine, puncture-like points. These stripes, which are lengthwise and become furrow shaped at the rear end, are the main distinguishing feature of the water scavenger beetle. Additional rows from irregular posited series of points appear in the space between the rows from regular posited points. The legs of the beetle are yellowish, yellow-brown or rust-colored. The tarsi appear reddish...

...e water scavenger beetle prefers to live in and on smaller bodies of waters with sufficient sunlight. They are often found (as adults or larvae) floating on the surface of salt water or brackish water (mixture of river and sea water). The adults eat rotten plant debris. They surface for air head first and trap air to breath under their wing covers (elytra) and "row" themselves along by alternating the hind legs, wiggling from side to side as they swim. Their eyesight is not very developed. Therefore, it is possible for the beetles to land on? reflective s...

... kneaded into a pulpy mass which can be sucked up by the larvae. This takes 2-3 minutes. Finally the larva leaves the emptied skeleton and creeps forward back into the water. Cannibalism can become so prevalent among the larvae that they prefer to eat each other than to attack other insects.
>> Beetles -> Water scavenger beetles -> Water Scavenger Beetle
The booklice live on different plants, tree trunks, under tree bark, in dead wood, bird nests and even in buildings. They eat fungi, spores, algae and lichens. Occasionally they also eat dead insects. Booklice need a medium to high humidity and temperatures over 15 degrees Celsius and are capable of absorbing water vapour directly from the air. New buildings and buildings with mould infestations are a favourite habitat of booklice. ...
>> Booklice - Barkflies
All beetles use virtually any organic food source however the larvae have a completely different diet to the adults. Beetles can be classified according to what they eat. There are two types coprophagous and necrophagous. The former feed on excrement (earth-boring dung beetles) and the latter on carrion (Silphidae). The excretions of both species are from great importance at the remineralization of the soil. Beetles, like all living creatures, are dependent on water. There are species that live under or near the water like hygrophiles or predaceous diving beetles. Depending on which species they are, beetles fly shorter or longer distances. There are also species that are not capa...
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...8 to 21 mm. Bumblebees have a strong rounded body, comprising head, thorax and abdomen. They are protected from the cold by hair which is mostly yellow, white or black in color. The colouring of the bumblebee varies from type to type. Bumblebees eat using a proboscis, which can vary in length. They have one pair of compound eyes , antennae and six legs.
>> Bumblebees
The Liocoris tripustulatus lives in sunny, open habitats such as gardens. It is also found in open forests where plenty of light enters. Whether they eat plants other than the nettle is not known.
>> Bugs -> Liocoris tripustulatus
Ladybirds eat aphids, scale insects, powdery mildew, fungi, Spider mites, true bugs, thrips, beetle larvae, or larvae of Tenthredinidae and larvae of Lepidoptera. When food is short ladybirds also feed on plant substances. Cannibalism can be encountered among bot...
>> Beetles -> Ladybirds
Panorpidae (as all Scorpionflies) prefer shady areas in summer. They are often encountered in bushes and shrubs. They live on dead or injured insects and some species also eat nectar, fruit or the honeydew of aphids. Some also prey on insects trapped in spiders’ webs.
>> Flies -> Mecoptera -> Panorpidae
Moth flies usually feed on plant juices or nectar, however some species do not eat at all. The females of the genus Sycorax sting frogs and suck their blood. The tropical Sand flies are known to tranmsit diseases. As moth flies are not good flyers , their move often is completed by the wind, but with very good control. The...

...he larvae are slender and have a body length of up to 4 mm. They have a very distinctive head shape. The larvae of Moth flies live in a variety of habitats such as water, forest soil, moss, fungi or in heavily polluted water (i.e. drains, sewage treatment plants).
>> Mosquitoes -> moth flies

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