Fun Bug Facts – Beetles

Did You Know?

  • Japanese beetles winter underground.
  • It can take up to 3 years for a varied carpet beetle to grow from an egg to an adult, and adults-only live between 13-44 days.
  • A firefly (or lightening bug) is not a fly at all – it is really a beetle.
  • One in every four animals on earth is a beetle.
  • Merchant grain beetles prefer to attack boxes of cake mix, cereal, macaroni and cookies rather than grain, as their name implies.