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  Beetle, Inc.
The Beetle Cat is a 12 foot, gaff rigged, wooden sailboat first built in 1921 by the Beetle family of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Beetle, Inc., located in Wareham, Massachusetts, is now the sole builder of Beetle Cat boats.
As of October 3, 2003, William L. Womack became the new owner of Beetle, Inc. with Charlie York remaining onboard as the Master Builder.
www.beetlecat.com   (254 words)

  
  Bombardier Beetles and the Argument of Design
One group of bombardier beetles (the paussines) uses the same chemical mechanism to shoot their defensive spray as other bombardier beetles, but they have a totally different method of aiming.
All bombardier beetles are predators, and are thus themselves agents of death.
Defensive spray of the bombardier beetle: a biological pulse jet.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/bombardier.html   (3310 words)

  
  Beetle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beetles are generally characterised by a particularly hard exoskeleton and hard forewings (elytra).
The larvae of beetles are usually the principal feeding stage of the lifecycle.
Beetle larvae can be differentiated from other insect larvae by their hardened, often darkened head, the presence of chewing mouthparts, and spiracles along the sides of the body.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beetle   (2889 words)

  
 Volkswagen Beetle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the names "Beetle" and "Bug" were quickly adopted by the public, it was not until August of 1967 that VW began using the name in marketing materials.
The Super Beetle (VW 1302 and 1303 series, also called Type 113) is not the only Type 1 variant; other VWs under the Type 1 nomenclature include the Karmann Ghia and the VW 181 utility vehicle, not to mention the Brasilia and the Australian Country Buggy (locally produced in Australia using VW parts).
Beetle engines are also used to run the ski lifts at the Thredbo ski resort in NSW, Australia and are maintained to a high standard by expert VW mechanics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/VW_Beetle   (3644 words)

  
 Beetle, Insects, Beetle, insect, Pictures, Catalog, Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Beetles are one of the most common INSECTS and exist in every variety of habitat except the oceans and polar regions.
Other beetles common to this family are the June or May beetle (or JUNE BUG), the chafers, the rhinoceros beetle, the elephant beetle, and the Hercules beetle.
Beetles differ from other insects in that the front wings, or elytra singular, elytron, lack veins and nearly always meet in a straight line down the middle of the back.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/insectsindex.asp?counter=4   (768 words)

  
 Colorado Potato Beetle
The Colorado potato beetle feeds on the leaves of several solanaceous plants and is known as a serious pest of potato and eggplant, as well as an occasional pest of tomatoes.
The beetle overwinters as an adult in the soil.
The difficulty with biological control is that in most cases there are so many beetles early in the season that plants are either defoliated or treated with insecticides before the biological control agents have a chance to work.
www.uri.edu /ce/factsheets/sheets/colpotbeetle.html   (948 words)

  
 beetle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Beetles are poor flyers compared with many other insects, but they are well adapted for surviving rigorous conditions.
Many beetles are highly destructive pests of crops and gardens (e.g., Japanese beetle, potato beetle, boll weevil), but others are beneficial predators of harmful insects (e.g., ladybird beetles).
The largest of the many beetle families is the scarab beetle family, with over 20,000 species; among these are the dung beetles, which are invaluable scavengers.
www.bartleby.com /65/be/beetle.html   (332 words)

  
 Asian Lady Beetle
The Asian lady beetle, sometimes known as the Halloween lady beetle or the Japanese lady beetle, is a yellow-orange ladybug that is often seen in large congregations near the end of October.
Most beetles are reported in October and November when congregating to find overwintering sites, and again in February and March during bright, warm, sunny days, as they attempt to return to their outdoor habitat.
Since lady beetles in late summer and autumn may move to overwintering sites in houses, sheds and other buildings, it is important to use a good quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk to seal cracks around windows, doors, siding, utility pipes and other openings.
www.uri.edu /ce/factsheets/sheets/asianladybeetle.html   (653 words)

  
 American Burying Beetle Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The American burying beetle, also known as the "giant carrion beetle," is the largest member of its genus in North America.
The beetles move a carcass by lying on their backs and balancing the carcass above them, then walking their legs to move the load forward as if on a conveyor belt.
American burying beetles are scavengers, attracted to decaying vegetation and carrion.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/abbefs.html   (1129 words)

  
 Beetle
Beetles in the family Lyctidae are known as powder post beetles.
This beetle is typically found in old wood and may be associated with wood that is partially decayed.
Death-watch beetles prefer wood that is more moist (greater than 14% moisture) than what powder post beetles prefer and may be less of a problem in houses with central heating and air conditioning.
www.coldet.com /betle.htm   (1514 words)

  
 Harmonia axyridis
The multicolored Asian lady beetle is an introduced biological control agent that is spreading rapidly throughout the United States.
Its large, and even explosive, populations are probably caused by the massive abundance of prey (predominantly aphids and scales), apparent lack of competition from native lady beetles, and apparent lack of native natural enemies.
The best technique for managing lady beetles is first to prevent their entry into houses and other buildings by sealing cracks and openings around windows, doors, siding, and utility pipes with a quality silicone or silicone-latex caulk.
www.nysaes.cornell.edu /ent/biocontrol/predators/harmonia.html   (863 words)

  
 Lady Beetle, HYG-2002-98
Lady beetles, both adults and larvae, are known primarily as predators of aphids (plant lice), but they prey also on many other pests such as soft-scale insects, mealybugs, spider mites and eggs of the Colorado Potato Beetle and European Corn Borer.
The beetles released in the summer do not disperse any great distance, but remain for the most part in the areas where they were released.
It also points out that beetles collected from distant states and shipped to other locations may be of less value as a pest eater than the local beetle population.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/2000/2002.html   (1151 words)

  
 Mountain Pine Beetle
Mountain pine beetles and related bark beetles in the genus Dendroctonus can be distinguished from other large bark beetles in pines by the shape of the hind wing cover (Figure 1, top).
Spores of these fungi contaminate the bodies of adult beetles and are introduced into the tree during attack.
Ips and related beetles that emerge early in summer often are mistaken for mountain pine beetle, leading to early reports that "MPB is flying." Be sure to properly identify the beetles you find associated with your trees.
www.ext.colostate.edu /pubs/insect/05528.html   (1806 words)

  
 The Beetle Ring - Home Page
This web ring is a group of sites about beetles, and I hope that it will serve as an effective means of helping coleopterists, beetle breeding hobbyists and others to locate information about this fascinating group of invertebrates.
Beetles (especially scarabs) are an order of insects with which I have long been interested, and I founded this ring on 16 April 2000 after completing an update to one of my own beetle sites, Family SCARABAEIDAE.
If all you have is a page or two about beetles amongst a variety of pages which deal with completely unrelated subjects that are not directly relevant to the natural history community, please do not apply for membership.
naturalworlds.org /beetlering   (558 words)

  
 APHIS Web -- PPQ -- Managing the Japanese Beetle: A Homeowner's Handbook
The density of Japanese beetle grubs often varies widely within a small area, so by taking several samples, you may be able to pinpoint the damage and therefore selectively treat specific areas rather than the whole lawn.
Tiphia vernalis, a parasite of the Japanese beetle grub, and Istocheta aldrichi, a parasite of the adult, have been shown to be important in regulating the population dynamics of the beetle in the Northeastern United States.
When beetles are abundant, damage to plants can be minimized by using species that are immune to or seldom attacked by the insect.
www.pueblo.gsa.gov /cic_text/housing/japanese-beetle/jbeetle.html   (2906 words)

  
 Western Pine Beetle - FIDL
Usually, the beetles breed in and kill scattered, overmature, slow-growing, decadent, or diseased trees and trees weakened by stand stagnation, lightning, fire, or mechanical injury.
The western pine beetle initially attacks midway up the tree, but the first sign of attack may often be predaceous checkered beetles seen at eye level scurrying over the bark in search of we stern pine beetle prey.
Western pine beetle infestation of a dying pine can be confirmed by removing the bark to expose the winding, crisscrossing egg galleries in the inner bark and on the surface of the sapwood (fig.
www.barkbeetles.org /western/WPBFIDL1.htm   (2735 words)

  
 FACT SHEET: The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
If agitated or squashed, the beetles may exhibit a defensive reaction known as “reflex bleeding,” in which a yellow fluid with an unpleasant odor is released from leg joints.
Lady beetles are not structure-damaging pests, unlike insects such as termites and carpenter ants.
Once the lady beetles enter the walls of a building through cracks and crevices, they may or may not proceed to the interior of the building.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/br/lbeetle   (1047 words)

  
 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Beetle Bailey
It's hard to say precisely when and where Beetle Bailey first appeared — or even what his name was back then.
They were soon back at Camp Swampy, but Lois and her family were spun off into a strip of their own — Hi and Lois, written by Walker and drawn by Dik Browne (who, incidentally, inspired the character "Plato").
Beetle Bailey also appeared in comic books, from 1953-80 (with a few brief gaps), first from Dell Comics, then Gold Key, King, Charlton, then back to Gold Key.
www.toonopedia.com /beetle.htm   (569 words)

  
 Gordon's Beetle Page
The beetles are the largest single order of insects, they total a staggering 360 000 + named species and in 1977 1 in 4 or 25 percent of all animal species was a beetle.
Beetles can be described as holometabolous insects with biting mouth parts, 2 pairs of wings, the first pair of which are modified into leathery elytra which are not used in flight (though they may act as aerofoils), the Prothorax is large and the Mesothorax much reduced.
Beetles range in size from 0.25 mm to over 170mm long, and comprise both the largest and very nearly the smallest insects in the world.
www.earthlife.net /insects/coleopt.html   (673 words)

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