The Evolution and Diversity of Beetles

The evolutionary lineages of all modern beetle species and Coleoptera were established by the Jurassic period in the middle of the Mesozoic Era at least 145 million years ago.

The Book of Beetles
“The Book of Beetles,” edited by Patrice Bouchard, celebrates the beauty and diversity of this marvelous group of insects, covering 600 significant beetle species.
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