Beetle Essays

  • Research Paper On Dung Beetle

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    Dung beetle (Scarabaeus viettei) This species is a very important species in the nutrient cycling of ecosystems and plays and important role in structuring the soil. They primarily feed on the dung of animals and possess the ability to remove dung by burying it in the ground. The generally prefer the dung of herbivores but will also collect the dung from omnivores. There are three groups of dung beetles all which have different ways of handling, using or disposing the dung of animals. The rollers

  • The Volkswagen Beetle

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    The people's car – generically, Volkswagen in German – is almost as old as the automobile, and the type was familiar in Germany long before the advent of the Volkswagen. Usually these 'popular'; cars were minimal cars, though size and simplicity did not necessarily bring them within the reach of the ordinary man in the street. Henry Ford did build a successful universal car, to sell at a low price, but his Model T with its 2.9-litre engine was by no means a small car, nor was the Model

  • Mountain Pine Beetle

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    The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic has become a major problem for North America in the last decade. While only the size of a grain of rice, the MPB has caused massive forest destruction in British Columbia as well as many parts of the United States. According to British Columbia’s government website (2012) “The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations estimates that the mountain pine beetle has now killed a cumulative total of 710 million cubic meters of timber since the current

  • Life History Parameters of the Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma Serricorne) on Root and Tuber Chips

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    INTRODUCTION Cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne F (Col.: Anobiidae) is a cosmopolitan stored product insect pest (Rees, 2004). The female beetles are found to deposit about 100 eggs loosely on commodities which hatch between 6- 10 days in territory weather conditions (Cabrera, 2007). The beetles that emerge as adult are capable of flight and do not feed as adult but create holes in the product to locate a suitable oviposition site (Papadopoulou, 2006). The shortest development period from egg

  • The New VW Beetle Case Study

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    Case : The New Beetle The Brand VW has always conveyed the message as an affordable car. The companies product have been looked upon as one which offered the benefits of German engineering affordably, emotionally. The cars represented completely different driving experience – more connected to the road – different way of driving – more connected to the world. Heritage of German engineering and the car's more fun, pleasurable driving experience were the powerful strengths. Affordability was one

  • How The Volkswagen Beetle Changed American Culture

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    On May 28th, 1937 the world was transformed with a bug, a Volkswagen Beetle that is. In the early 1930’s, Adolf Hitler wanted to improve the greater good of Germany by mobilizing the country through an affordable vehicle. Hitler’s plan was to catch Germany up to speed with the rest of the world, while also improving the economic state of the country at the end of World War II. The Volkswagen Beetle was recognized as, “The People’s Car,” for it was to be accessible for any ordinary person or family

  • Beetles

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    paper I will specifically be looking the iridescences in the exoskeletons of the most diverse group of insects on the planet, beetles (Order Cleopetra) and how this eye catching pattern has evolved to help them survive and thrive throughout evolution. If you want to find the origin of this beautiful metallic assortment of light you only have to look skin deep in these beetles, so to say. The epidermal cells and even more specifically the smoother ER in these cells look to be responsible. The smooth

  • The Importance Of Coleoptera

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    1990; Stork, 1991; Chung, 2004). According to Hill & Abang (2010), 2, 000 species of beetles had been collected in Sarawak and most of them were from the families Cerambycidae and Chrysomelidae. Beetles are also known as the most successful insects as they have a pair of forewings with hard elytra that function to protect the hind wings when not in use (Hill & Abang, 2010). Besides, the hard wings also allow the beetles to hide into an enclosed place and cryptic habitats in order to escape from the predators

  • Free Essays on Kafka's Metamorphosis: A Response to Kafka

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    his metamorphosis into a beetle. His obsession with his job had dehumanized him, made him less personal and more mechanical. While on business trips, he began to lock his doors at night in the hotels. He carried this action back to his homelife. His family did not know him anymore partially because they took him for granted for making their money for them and partially because that was simply how he wanted in to be. Gregor's metamorphosis into a beetle only allowed his family

  • Investigating the Effects of An Abiotic Factor on the Frequency and Distribution of a Freshwater Invertebrate

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    Investigating the Effects of An Abiotic Factor on the Frequency and Distribution of a Freshwater Invertebrate (i) Planning ------------ Introduction ============ Before a complex biological study can be planned and formulated, the terminology in the title above must be clarified. The investigation requires a sound knowledge of ecology, which essentially is the study of organisms, whether they be animals or insects, and their relationship with the environment in which they live

  • Mealworm Essay

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    equal to or better than chicken feed. This goal was achieved by having three separate cups for each food type to insure reproducibility and validity of our results. Before becoming a beetle, a mealworm goes through four stages of metamorphosis (“Mealworm Life Cycle,” n.d.), which lasts three to five months (“Darkling Beetle/Mealworm Information,” n.d.). These stages include: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The amount of time spent in each life stage depends on environmental conditions such as food, water

  • Themes In African Creation Stories

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    story is the responsibility of each person to do his fair share for the community. Each of the nine animals plays its role by creating more creatures to populate the world. For example, the small fish, Yo, brings forth the world's fish, while the beetle creates insects. This theme is further exemplified by the three sons of Bumba, who each try to do their part to complete the earth. However, one learns that one should not try to do more than one is capable of, as Chedi Bumba does, or the results

  • Metamorphosis

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    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis is a story that is easily related to this ever so cruel world and the life each of us live today. Each of us experience alienation just as Gregor did in the story. We experience from friends and even worse family. When changes arrive that we can't cope with, we sometimes except them grudgingly, or we simply run away from that change. What we fail to realize is the fact that the change (trial or problem) will still be there to deal with upon returning. Gregor Samsa had

  • Ladybugs and Their Affects on Our World

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    hope of fulfilling an inner wish. They are also known for their beautiful red and black spotted bodies. There are about 5,000 species that are known to live in the world and 400 of those live in North America. That number could be even higher, if the beetle was able to stow away on vegetation being imported. They are the state insect of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee. ("Everything about Ladybugs") But the ladybug is much more; a creature that starts its extremely short life

  • Bats

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    lives in Thailand. It weighs less than a penny! 2. Vampire bats adopt orphan pups (the name for a baby bat) and have been known to risk their lives to share food with the less fortunate. 3. The African Heart-Nosed bat can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from a distance of over six feet! 4. The giant Flying Fox bat from Indonesia has a wing span of six feet! 5. Disk-winged bats of Latin America have adhesive disks on both feet that enable them to live in unfurling banana leaves

  • Existentialism in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

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    into a helpless beetle does he begin to develop a self-identity and understanding of the relationships around him.  The underlying theme of The Metamorphosis is an existential view that says any given choice will govern the later course of a person's life, and that the person has ultimate will over making choices.  In this case, Gregor?s lack of identity has caused him to be numb to everything around him. One morning, Gregor awakens to find himself with the body of a beetle.  Although it

  • Observation Of A Beetle

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    Observations began with a couple of beetles that were captured and put into a tubbawear bowl. The beetles began instantly to try and escape. While the beetles tried to figure out a way to escape the plastic bowl one of the beetles flipped over on it back. As the beetle began its struggle to find a way to flip itself back over to where it would be right side up again, it wiggled and used it legs to try and do so. Although, not matter how hard the beetle tried it could not regain its up right position

  • Insects in Popular Culture

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    Scorpion. Dir. Edward Ludwig. Perf. Richard Denning, Carlos Rivas, Mara Corday. Warner Brothers, 1957. Cranshaw, Whitney. "Nuisance Wasps and Bees." Nuisance Wasps and Bees. Colorado State University, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. "Volkswagen Beetle 2011 Super Bowl XLV Television Commercial." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 4 Feb. 2011. Web. 31 9 Mar. 2014. The Wasp Woman. Dir. Roger Corman. Perf. Susan Cabot, Michael Mark, Anthony Eisley. Filmgroup, 1959.

  • Red Rust Bug Essay

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    experiment we will test our Red Rust Flour beetles to find out when they become more active. We will put the bugs under two zones, a hot and a cold. After doing the test a couple of times we will be able to put our results together to come up with an answer. With knowing the bugs prefer one zone or a certain temperature we will be able to find out the natural habitats and the nature of the bug. BACKGROUND The common name for these beetles is the Red Rust Flour Beetle but if you want the scientific name

  • Raya Alternate Ending

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    know,” Raya muttered. A darkling beetle skittered past her foot, clumsy legs seemingly to tall for its stout body. Raya poised the knife over the beetle, then skewered it with the blade. Its legs kept twitching. She supposed she needed to kill something today too. Her father’s voice (not dead, and very much alive) popped into her thoughts, “If you’re gonna kill it, you should eat it too.” But darkling beetles fed on the white rust, so eating the beetle would be like eating the rust. It might