Beetle sentence example
This beetle probably mimics the Australian hornet (Abispa australis).
The female beetle in spring-time collects dung, which she forms into a ball by continuous rolling, sometimes assisted by a companion.
There is also a giant nasicornous beetle.
There is also an American beetle, the Ambrosia beetle, belonging to the family of Swlytidae, which derives its name from its curious cultivation of a succulent fungus, called ambrosia.
Again, galls may afford harbour to insects which are not essentially gall-feeders, as in the case of the Curculio beetle Conotrachelius nenuphar, Hbst., of which one brood eats the fleshy part of the plum and peach, and another lives in the " black knot " of the plum-tree, regarded by Walsh as probably a true cecidomyidous gall.Advertisement
Insects are numerous, and of about 500 species of beetle some 80% are not known to exist elsewhere; cockroaches and green locusts are pests, as are, also, mosquitoes,' wasps, scorpions, centipedes and white ants, which have all been introduced from elsewhere.
A good illustration of wasp-mimicry is furnished by a large heteromerous beetle (Coloborhombus fasciatipennis) from Borneo which is remarkably like a large wasp (Mygnimia aviculus) from the same island.
In Borneo the Hoinopteron Issus bruchoides mimics a species of Curculionid beetle of the genus Alcides.
There are many varieties of beetle, including a number of species representing the scarabaeus of the ancients.
In the nests of Bombi are found various beetle larvae that live as inquilines or parasites, and also maggots of drone-flies (V olucella), which act as scavengers; the Volucella-fly is usually a" mimic ' vades.Advertisement
Among these the beetle Balaninus nucum, the nut-weevil, seen on hazel and oak stems from the end of May till July, is highly destructive to the nuts.
At first being used in their natural forms, these pebbles or gems have been grouped as lenticular or bean-shaped, and glandular or of the sling-bolt pattern; later, from the 6th to the 4th century B.C., they were fashioned as scaraboids, that is, in the general form of the Egyptian scarab, but without the sculptured details of the beetle's body.
Bates, through whose influence he became a beetle collector, and with whom he started in 1848 on an expedition to the Amazon.
The diamond beetle of South America, Entimus imperialis, is' another singularly beautiful weevil; its colour is black, studded with spangles of golden green.
As illustrative examples of the form of wings alluded to, those of the beetle, bee and fly may be cited - the pinions in those insects acting as helices, or twisted levers, and ' Revue des tours scientifiques de la France et del' Etranger, 1869.Advertisement
This tree has almost completely fallen a victim to the ravages of a green beetle, probably introduced from Mauritius.
A beetle, Saperda populnea, creates a large gall in both willow (Salix spp.) and poplar twigs, including aspen.
Among these are the great spruce bark beetle (Dendroctonus micans) and defoliating insects such as the European sawfly (Gilpinia hercyniae ).
They say he says perfectly beastly things to his own house, making fun of Prout's, " said Beetle.
At the moment we're asking people to keep an eye out for the scarlet malachite beetle.Advertisement
Among other invertebrates, this habitat supports the rare lesser silver diving beetle.
Colin would also like to hear from volunteers interested in helping survey stag beetle activity in their own patch.
They used charms to ward off evil spirits, often in the shape of a scarab beetle.
It has just set standards for wood that will help control movement of the longhorn beetle, a deadly tree insect.
The stag beetle is listed on Annex II of the EC Habitats Directive.Advertisement
In 1964 it had been damaged to such an extent by death-watch beetle that everything behind the street frontage had to be pulled down.
It also develops its own ideas, such as a table football table and a folding bike for the new Volkswagen Beetle.
The main food plant of the hazel leaf beetle is the silver birch.
Gives impetus to hedgerow conservation, flight ponds, copses, conservation headlands, beetle banks.
Varied Carpet beetles and Wooly bears The adult varied Carpet Beetle is between 2 to 4mm long with a highly convex body.Advertisement
The rare stag beetle is reliant upon standing deadwood, this tends to rot from the inside to the outside.
But the African dung beetle seems to have even more remarkable skills.
In many beetles the hindwings are reduced to mere vestiges useless for flight, or are altogether absent, and in such cases the two elytra are often fused together at the suture; thus organs originally intended for flight have been transformed into an armour-like covering for the beetle's hind-body.
Verhoeff (1894-1896) - in a beetle's abdomen, but the tenth sternite is usually absent.
The " tobacco flea-beetle " (Epitrix parvula, Fabr.) is a small active beetle, the larvae of which attack the roots, while the adult beetles eat holes in the leaves.Advertisement
The latter is the more serious, as in addition to the actual damage done by the beetle the holes afford entrance to fungus spores, &c. Under the name " horn worms " are included the larvae or caterpillars of species of Protoparce.
Stored tobacco is liable to be attacked and ruined by the " cigarette beetle," a cosmopolitan insect of very varied tastes, feeding not only on dried tobacco of all kinds, including snuff, but also on rhubarb, cayenne pepper, tumeric, ginger, figs and herbarium specimens.
The front wings of the wasp have a conspicuous white patch near the tip and a patch similar in size and colour is present on the wings of the beetle, which, unlike the majority of beetles, habitually keeps its wings extended, and since the elytra are exceptionally short the wings are not covered by them when folded.
When beetles, or medusae, or cats vary, the range of possible variation is limited and determined by the beetle, medusa or cat constitution, and any possible further differentiation or specialization must be in a sense at least orthogenetic - that is to say, a continuation of the line along which the ancestors of the individual in question have been forced.
Bruchus pisi causes considerable damage to pease; during the spring the beetle lays its eggs in the young pea, which is devoured by the larva which hatches out in it.Advertisement
With their bark removed, the gallery of the beetle may be seen on the trunk of dead elms.
Cruickshank boasts breadth and depth, bubbling with as much glee over the VW Beetle as the Taj Mahal.
The black ground beetle does seem to take them so do encourage these beasties.
There Beetle found a fat arm-chair, a silver inkstand, and unlimited pens and paper.
They can be important predators of insect pests, such as aphids, scale insects and bark beetle larvae.Advertisement
I caught this little beetle, only a few millimeters long, crawling around on our bush of yellow flowers.
We then moved to the garden pond and found newts of many types and a huge Great Diving Beetle.
Could you tell a dragonfly nymph from a great diving beetle?
A cluster of temporary ponds has already yielded a record of a nationally rare water beetle.
Considerable numbers of beetle and fly species associated with rather rotten rubbish and waste were recovered from Roman deposits at One Poultry.Advertisement
The first bit had a gentle gradient but was quite badly rutted, catching out Mike Hobbs in his Big Beetle.
The larvae of furniture beetle can easily attack the sapwood of our usual structural timbers.
Some common symbols in Ancient Egyptian religious jewelry include the scarab (beetle ), lotus, serpent, falcon, and the eye.
The seeds of wall speedwell are consumed by several species of ground beetle.
A rotting log can become a world of insect life and a home for beetles, including the increasingly uncommon stag beetle.
Behind them a black beetle of a tramp steamer pursues a wavering course across an otherwise empty sea.
An equally colorful moorland resident is the green tiger beetle.
For example, Monsanto's approach to Colorado Beetle is to develop potato plants that produce bacterial toxins which kill the beetles.
The beetle, moreover, is of slender build and all its actions are suggestively wasp-like.
The sacred beasts in the various temples, tame as far as possible, were of almost every conceivable variety, from the vulture to the swallow or the goose, from the lion to the shrew-mouse, from the hippopotamus to the sheep and the monkey, from the crocodile to the tortoise and the cobra, from the carp to the eel; the scorpion and the scarab beetle were perhaps the strangest in this strange company of deities.
Plant several radish seeds in each hill of cucumber seeds to protect against the cucumber beetle.
But a day of reckoning approaches, Beetle mine.
We are not sure whether there is a relict population there or whether the beetle has spread into the area.
A typical rove beetle with short elytra, leaving most of the abdomen exposed.
Some common symbols in Ancient Egyptian religious jewelry include the scarab (beetle), lotus, serpent, falcon, and the eye.
Beetle Ian had over 60 on his telegraph wire on the morning of the 24th.
For example, Monsanto 's approach to Colorado Beetle is to develop potato plants that produce bacterial toxins which kill the beetles.
Biology The female beetle lays the whitish eggs in or on a suitable larval food.
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Japanese beetle control is important to many gardeners living along the eastern and southeastern portion of the United States where beetles are prevalent.
Beetle grubs feed upon turf roots, ruining lawns.
Telltale signs of Japanese beetle damage include a lacy appearance to leaves.
The U.S.Department of Agriculture's pamphlet on Japanese beetle control recommends several pesticides to kill Japanese beetles at their adult and larval stages.
Nematodes feast upon beetle grubs, injecting a bacteria into the grub and feasting on the bacteria, which kills the larvae.
Some people swear by Japanese beetle traps while other insist they entice more beetles to the garden than they capture.
Get a jump on Japanese beetle control and begin treatment now.
These plants help control the ground beetle population which can quickly decimate young cucumbers and prevent the blossoms from forming fruit.
RedWiggler.com details the many different insects the lady beetle alone will eat, which in turn protects your plants.
Rosemary also repels cabbage worms and is a good companion to beans since it repels the dreaded bean beetle.
They're also available in a darker "beetle" gray.
Barbie has access to other vehicles, including a cute Volkswagen Beetle, but for girls for whom nothing less than a sleek sports car will do, a Barbie Corvette is the way to go.
The typical fairy costume ideas for the dark side consist of black garb and wings that look more like bat or beetle wings, rather than something light and airy.
The VW Beetle takes 4th place in the world in terms of cars sold over the entire life of the model, with 21.5 million cars sold from 1938 through 2003.
For example, the grub of a pea or bean beetle (Bruchus) is hatched, from the egg laid by its mother on the carpel of a leguminous flower, with three pairs of legs and spiny processes on the prothorax.
The "` bacon beetle" (Dermestes lardarius), and its hard hairy larva, are well known.
In Great Britain the beetle, after completing its development, winters in the seed, waiting to emerge and lay its eggs on the blossom in the ensuing spring.
Of this total no less than $40,000,000 (8,000,000) is credited to a small beetle, the cotton boll weevil, and to two caterpillars.
A species of beetle (Caria dilatator) of this family in Borneo is mimicked by a species of a genus allied to Gammarotettix not only in shape and coloration but also in the habit of remaining still when disturbed.
Similar modification of the antennae in the Longicorn Estigmenida variabilis brings about the resemblance between this beetle and a beetle, Estigmena chinensis, one of the Phytophaga of the family Hispidae.
The former attacks apple and pear; the latter, which selects orange and citron, was introduced into America from Australia, and carried ruin before it in some orange districts until its natural enemy, the lady-bird beetle, Vedalia cardinalis, was also imported.
The latterfor which the generic term in Japan is mushi or kaichinclude some beautiful species, from the jewel beetle (tama-mushi), the gold beetle (kogane-mushi) and the Chrysochroa fulgidissima, which glow and sparkle with the brilliancy of gold and precious stones, to the jet black Melanauster chinensis, which- seems to have been fashioned out of lacquer spotted with white.
In the same island a species of Gryllacris mimics Pheropsophus aquatus, a " Bombardier " beetle which ejects a puff of volatile formic acid when attacked; and Condylodera tricondyloides mimics different species of tiger-beetles (Cicindelidae) at different stages of its growth.
The elytra are equally reduced, and apparently for the same purpose, in an Australian Longicorn beetle (Esthesis ferrugineus), which, like so many wasp-like Hymenoptera, has the body banded red and black.
An account of Colorado agriculture would not be complete without mentioning the depredations of the grasshopper, which are at times extraordinarily destructive, as also of the "Colorado Beetle" (Doryphora decemlineata), or common potato-bug, which has extended its fatal activities eastward throughout the prairie states.
This may, however, be an instance of Miillerian rather than of Batesian mimicry, the beetle being itself inedible; for Shelford has stated his conviction that the Bornean representatives of the sub-family (Clytinae), to which Clytus arietis belongs, are all highly distasteful and are warningly coloured, as are members of this sub-family from other parts of the world.
Some of the scavengers, like the burying beetles, inter the bodies of small vertebrates to supply food for themselves and their larvae, or, like the "sacred" beetle of Egypt, collect for the same purpose stores of dung.
More thunder boomed. Katie wondered what other kinds of storms the underworld might have. Would it rain something other than black water? With her luck, it'd rain bugs, like the beetle nest she skirted.