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Beetles

Beetle

Any insect of the order coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See coleoptera.

(Science: zoology) beetle mite, one of many species of mites, of the family Oribatidae, parasitic on beetles. Black beetle, the common large black cockroach (blatta orientalis).

Origin: oe. Bityl, bittle, as. Btel, fr. Btan to bite. See bite.


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Please check my answers.

... answer is C. 2. Under which of the following conditions will speciation not occur? A. Logging operations in a forest cut a single population of beetles in two so that they can no longer mix. B. Some snails in a population develop shells that twist to the right instead of the left, which makes ...

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by moondisyko
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Please check my answers.
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How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... can be beneficial, harmful or neutral. This is based entirely on the environment. So therefore a species could evolve something beneficial (like beetles on a windy island getting shorter wings, meaning they don't get blown off so easily), then in the very next generation, the environment could ...

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by Doom
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?

... can be beneficial, harmful or neutral. This is based entirely on the environment. So therefore a species could evolve something beneficial (like beetles on a windy island getting shorter wings, meaning they don't get blown off so easily), then in the very next generation, the environment could ...

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by Doom
Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How Does Natural Selection Create Ordered Variation?
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Re: Is there an insect that behaves this way?

Hi "sushiboy", sure there are insects that do this. These are the "fireflies". However, they are not flies but beetles of the family Lampyridae. And both the males and the females produce "cold light" (by transforming the energy of some of their body-fat via ...

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by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there an insect that behaves this way?
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Re: 5 best proofs of evolution

... a half, ever since the French scientist Louis Pasteur demonstrated how fermentation took place and thus laid to rest centuries of stories about beetles arising spontaneously out of dung or gut worms being miraculously produced from non-living material. There is absolutely no evidence for this ...

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by Raven7899
Sun May 27, 2012 11:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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