Interesting Facts

  • Soldier beetles bear a striking resemblance to fireflies.  The lack of light-producing organs within soldier beetles and the difference in their head structure differentiates them from the firefly group.  The head of the soldier beetle is attached to a long neck and is freer than that of the firefly whose head is covered by thoracic segments. (Comstock 1907)
  • Most beetles are collected for studies and research by beating and sweeping tall grass in bogs with nets. (White 1983)  


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