There are 12,000 different kinds of beetles in the United States and over 300,000 species of beetles in the worldwide. It is usually found on land and in freshwater and can adapt to almost any environment and any season. Beetles is usually just live where they eat and where they are comfortable. It can both hurt and help the environment at the same time. Some beetle species destroy crops in the farms or some destroy the property like furniture wood etc. Similarly, some species help get rid of garbage even eat dead trees or help in pollinate flowers.
Adult beetles have two sets of wings. Female usually lay more than hundreds of eggs. Mostly it have a life span of only for a year. It cannot see very well in communication so they communicate using pheromones, sounds or vibrations. Some are not considered pests. They are even considered as a bit of good luck in many cultures and countries. Similarly, Fireflies and Lightning bugs are also known as beetles and they usually glow in the dark to communicate with each other.
Extremely flat bodies. They mostly eat packaged foods of the product, live and reproduce. It only takes them about 3 to 4 weeks to grow from baby beetles to adult and an adult Merchant Grain beetle can have a life span up to 3 years. Merchant Grain beetles can be found all over the world and can live in most of the cooler climates only. Once confused with a kind of beetle that does eat grain and product. The Merchant beetle was scientifically re-categorized, but the name was getting stuck. It usually get their name because they were mostly found on merchant ships which usually hide in an organic cargo.
Merchant grain beetles don’t usually eat only grain products but they are even attracted to the foods which have high in fat, such as cereals, cake mixes, macaroni, cookies, chocolate and many more. This are found in pantries or in food processing areas or warehouses. It can even get into the stored food and can contaminate the food by laying eggs and leaving their waste in the food.