By George Hangay,Paul Zborowski
New beetle species are being stumbled on for all time. Of the 30 000 species which could ensue in Australia, merely 20 000 were scientifically defined. those contain round 6500 weevils (Curculionidae), 2600 scarabs, dung beetles and chafers (Scarabaeidae); and 2250 leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae).
A consultant to the Beetles of Australia highlights the big range of this special insect Order. It emphasises the environmental position of beetles, their relationships with different crops and animals, and their significance to humans.
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