We live in the Age of Beetles!
Using sheer numbers as a criterion for success, beetles are the most successful animals on Earth. If a single example of every plant and animal species were placed in a row, every fifth species would be a beetle and every tenth species a weevil (one group of beetles). No other group of animals exhibits such a range of size, color and shape. Their peculiar forms and activities have captured the attention of humans for thousands of years and have given rise to myths and legends.

An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles provides an engaging look at these magnificent, yet poorly understood creatures and highlights the absolutely essential role that beetles play in the dynamics of nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth.

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