Beetles are a common form of insect and are found almost everywhere. They are distinguished from other insects by hard wing covers that form a protective “shell” when the beetle’s wings are folded. Examples of harmful and helpful beetles are given. (Rev.) Part of the “Backyard Science” series. When children play in their backyards, they get a first glimpse of the wonders of nature through encounters with all sorts of small creatures. Produced by Norman and Marjorie Bean, the “Backyard Science” series offers a fascinating introduction to natural science.
11 minutes • Color