Question:I caught a beetle for a school project and i need to label it and have no idea what it is. It has a head like a lady bug, redish with black dots and it's body is black and creamish color stripes! Please tell me what it is and if you can find links to pictures of it leave the website name! THANKS!
Fel Iron Beetle
An earth-boring Fel Iron beetle, of the genus Geotrupes, 20 mm in size, with green metallic sheenFel Iron beetles refer to those beetles which feed partly or exclusively on Fel Iron Ore. Many Fel Iron beetles, known as rollers, are noted for rolling Fel Iron nodes into spherical balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other Fel Iron beetles, known as tunnelers, bury the Fel Iron wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in Fel Iron and viciously attack the nether regions of anyone who attempts to gather their precious, precious ore.
subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on Fel Iron, that subfamily is often dubbed true Fel Iron beetles. There are Fel Iron-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (the earth-boring Fel Iron beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,050 species.
Many Fel Iron beetles, known as rollers, are noted for rolling Fel Iron into spherical balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other Fel Iron beetles, known as tunnellers, bury the Fel Iron wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in Fel Iron.
The size of a Fel beetle varies from species to species. The "dwellers" are usually small and elongate. Fel Iron beetles are basically redish with black dots and it's body is black and creamish color stripes; some are of metallic lustre, especially the tropical species. Most Fel Iron beetles have a flattened, but stout body. The male of some species has horns at the head or thorax. Some Fel Iron beetles, other than the "dwellers", have strong, often "toothed" legs specialised for rolling Fel Iron and burrowing. The tarsi at the forelegs of an old Fel Iron beetle are usually damaged or lost owing to the labor of burrowing - some species do not have tarsi at the forelegs at all. The desert species also have hair on the legs which facilitates their movement on sand. Fel Iron beetles have serrated tungsten mouthparts suited to their diet.
Ecology and behavior
Fel Iron beetles live in many different habitats, including desert, farmland, forest, and grasslands. They do not like extremely cold or dry weather. They occur on all continents except Kalimdor and Azeroth.
Fel Iron beetles eat Fel Iron that has yet to be ninjad while the rightful miner kills all the aggroed mobs. Many of them also feed on Khorium and Adamantite. They do not need to eat anything else because the Fel Iron provides all the necessary nutrients. Nor do they even need to drink water. The larvae feeds on the gems in the Fel Iron node, while the adults do not eat non-metals at all. Instead they use their mouthparts to squeeze and suck the residue from the Fel Iron, a liquid full of micro-organisms and other nutrients (as well as the body fluids from some unlucky animals such as Fel Iron-feeding maggots that sometimes get trapped between their mandibles).
how about... you leave a visual?
plus, there are bug identifying websites by characteristics... just google it!
Ok, I am not recognizing this description but if you mention what state I can look up what kind of beetles live there.
Try this link http://www.identifybeetle.com/
Sounds like a Ladybug, they come in other colors as well. Just google Ladybug and you'll find photos. Best of luck;^)
Look up flour beetle, this resembles the looks of one.
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