Beetles: Native Pollinators
Stop! Don’t step on that beetle. Many beetles are pollinators. Without them, we wouldn't have magnolia flowers, palm trees, or the fruit of the pawpaw. Beetles can be pests and also helpful. Farmers use ladybug beetles to eat insects that are eating their plants. In the United States, there are more than 30,000 native beetles—and more are discovered everyday. These native pollinators are small in size but giants in the insect world. Native Pollinators: Beetles is a good place to start learning about these amazing insects.