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Beetles are found almost everywhere. They like dark, wet places. Some live under logs and rocks. All beetles have six legs.
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Some beetles eat leaves, fruit, and seeds. Others hunt for smaller insects. These beetles are predators. That means they eat other animals.
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All beetles have four wings. Two are on the outside. They look like a hard shell. Two more wings are underneath. They are longer and softer. When a beetle flies, you can see all of its wings.
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Some beetles have special qualities. Tiger beetles are speedy. Horned dung beetles are strong. Fireflies and click beetles can glow!
A ladybug is a beetle. Try to find one in a park or garden. Look for its antennas. Can you spot two pairs of wings as the ladybug flies?