A Beetle's Life

Beetle Adults

Like other insects, adult beetles have six legs and three body sections. Almost all of them have wings. Beetles use their back wings for flying and their front wings for protection. While they aren't in the air, beetles fold their flying wings under their hard front wings.

Colorado Potato Beetles When an adult female beetle lays her eggs, the life cycle begins again. Some beetles lay their eggs one at a time while others lay them in groups. To give their young the best chance of surviving, beetles usually lay their eggs near the food the larva will eat.