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Beetles of Ecuador

Beetles of Ecuador

The order coleoptera comprise the insects that we know as "beetles". Coleoptera contains more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently." Ecuador, is one of the 17 megadiverse countries of the World, and this mission is a really big one, because we are dealing with the biggest order of the animal kingdom and one of the megadiversity countries of the World. Sign in to join mission

Beetles of Ecuador
Created by

GustavoMorejon

Website 12 participants 94 spottings

The order coleoptera comprise the insects that we know as "beetles". According to the Wikipedia "The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, "wing", thus "sheathed wing". Coleoptera contains more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently." Ecuador, is one of the 17 megadiverse countries of the World, which are a group of countries that harbor the majority of the Earth's species and are therefore considered extremely biodiverse. This mission is a really big one, because we are dealing with the biggest order of the animal kingdom and one of the megadiversity countries of the World.

Beetles of Ecuador

Lat: -2.92 Long: -79.01

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Transvestite Rove beetle Andreas Kay 11 6 Transvestite Rove beetle
Escarabajo Rinoceronte tricornio GustavoMorejon 4 2 Escarabajo Rinoceronte tricornio
Tortoise beetle Andreas Kay 27 11 Tortoise beetle
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 3 3 Unknown spotting
Tiger beetle Andreas Kay 12 1 Tiger beetle
Pointillistic Weevil Andreas Kay 10 4 Pointillistic Weevil
Escarabajo de cuernos curvos / Curved horns beetle GustavoMorejon 3 6 Escarabajo de cuernos curvos / Curved horns beetle
Rove beetle Andreas Kay 6 3 Rove beetle
Beetle Andreas Kay 13 3 Beetle
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 8 8 Unknown spotting
Rhinoceros Beetle Daniel Rowson 1 2 Rhinoceros Beetle
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 0 Unknown spotting
Grace’s Elegant Canopy Beetle GustavoMorejon 1 3 Grace’s Elegant Canopy Beetle
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 1 Unknown spotting
Escarabajo Rinoceronte GustavoMorejon 13 4 Escarabajo Rinoceronte
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 1 Unknown spotting
Gorogojo barbudo GustavoMorejon 1 0 Gorogojo barbudo
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 0 2 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting GustavoMorejon 5 2 Unknown spotting
Mariquita negra GustavoMorejon 2 0 Mariquita negra
Mariquita GustavoMorejon 11 7 Mariquita
Click beetle GustavoMorejon 0 2 Click beetle
Gorgojo payaso GustavoMorejon 4 2 Gorgojo payaso
Alder leaf beetles KarenL 4 5 Alder leaf beetles
Unknown spotting KarenL 3 3 Unknown spotting
Tortoise beetle KarenL 4 2 Tortoise beetle
Weevil KarenL 6 4 Weevil
Handsome fungus beetle KarenL 10 4 Handsome fungus beetle
Dung beetle KarenL 6 6 Dung beetle
Unknown spotting KarenL 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting KarenL 1 0 Unknown spotting
Click beetle KarenL 1 2 Click beetle
Pleasing fungus beetle KarenL 4 4 Pleasing fungus beetle
Net wing beetle KarenL 4 0 Net wing beetle
Parasitized semiotus click beetle KarenL 4 4 Parasitized semiotus click beetle
Weevil KarenL 2 0 Weevil
Weevil KarenL 2 0 Weevil
Unknown spotting KarenL 7 2 Unknown spotting
Zig-Zag beetle or Pleasing fungus beetle KarenL 7 3 Zig-Zag beetle or Pleasing fungus beetle
Net-winged beetle KarenL 2 0 Net-winged beetle
Straight-snouted weevil KarenL 6 1 Straight-snouted weevil
Pole borer KarenL 4 4 Pole borer
Broad-nosed weevil KarenL 1 0 Broad-nosed weevil
Unknown spotting KarenL 1 0 Unknown spotting

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