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BUGS

Six Spotted Tiger Beetle - Black Bayou Lake NWR

BEETLES

Coleoptera

At A Glance

  • IDENTIFICATION: Forewings hardened into a shield for the flying wings, six legs, two legs attached to the thorax
  • COMMONLY CONFUSED WITH: Roaches, bed bugs
  • DIET: Leaves, fruit, seeds, wood, fungus, carrion, maggots, earthworms, snails, grubs, slugs, other beetles, feces
  • HABITAT: Forest, yards, gardens, meadow, marshland, ponds, lakes
  • BREEDING: Lays eggs
  • BEHAVIOR: Live on plants, herbs, bushes, grass, trees, on the ground
  • SPECIAL SKILLS: Pest control and flight
  • SEASONS FOR VIEWING IN NORTH LOUISIANA: Spring, Summer, Fall