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Pronunciation: [bˈiːtə͡lz] (IPA)

Beetles are insects that belong to the order Coleoptera and make up about 40 percent of all known insect species. Synonyms for beetles include, but are not limited to, weevils, ladybugs, stag beetles, rhinoceros beetles, jewel beetles, and longhorn beetles. These diverse insects come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors, from the tiny black carpet beetle to the colossal Goliath beetle. Beetles play important roles in maintaining ecosystems, such as pollinating plants, breaking down organic matter, and serving as food for other animals. Despite their ecological significance, some beetle species can also be harmful to agriculture and human health, such as the Japanese beetle and the infamous bed bug.

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Beetles are small, hard-shelled insects that are often found crawling on plants or hiding in the soil. Antonyms for beetles include other insects that are not beetles, such as butterflies, moths, or flies. These insects have different shapes, sizes, and behaviors than beetles, and some are considered more desirable than beetles, such as the beautiful colors of butterflies. In contrast, beetles are typically known for their plain and unremarkable appearance. Other antonyms for beetles may include small animals or inanimate objects, such as flowers, rocks, or toys. Overall, antonyms for beetles cover a wide range of items that are very different from these common insects.

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Usage examples for Beetles

It had always been a favourite place; the Crevequers had spent much of their youth here, sailing pine-bark boats from side to side, hanging head downwards over the water with jars to catch water-beetles, bathing, or dangling an ineffectual line for fish.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
The beetles, however, are the most annoying of all; and at night, when the candles are lighted, become almost unendurable.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
Big beetles passed us humming, and we met some children with lamps swinging, and they sang as they went, to keep away the Nats or spirits of things.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch

Famous quotes with Beetles

  • We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.
    Noam Chomsky
  • If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
    John B. S. Haldane
  • Popular success is a palace built for a writer by publishers, journalists, admirers and professional reputation makers, in which a silent army of termites, rats, dry rot and death-watch beetles are tunnelling away, till, at the very moment of completion, it is ready to fall down. The one hope for a writer is that although his enemies are often unseen they are seldom unheard. He must listen for the death-watch, listen for the faint toc-toc, the critic's truth sharpened by envy, the embarrassed praise of a sincere friend, the silence of gifted contemporaries, the implications of the don in the manger, the visitor in the small hours. He must dismiss the builders and contractors, elude the fans with an assumed name and dark glasses, force his way off the moving staircase, subject every thing he writes to a supreme critical court. Would it amuse Horace or Milton or Swift or Leopardi? Could it be read to Flaubert? Would it be chosen by the Infallible Worm, by the discriminating palates of the dead?
    Cyril Connolly
  • When a novel department store called Gigantti was opened in the capitol area a year or two ago, which promised gadgets of many colors for the stinking cheap price of 9:90, 99:90, 999:90; the parking field's rafts of metal plated beetles reached the horizon, and the human lines wriggling midst them in tens of thousands surpassed all the records of the good old Soviet Union. As I looked at those newspaper pictures, a tormented scream erupted from my lips: no democracy, for heaven's sake, no democracy! No common voting right, never! No, no, no!
    Pentti Linkola
  • Martin, rather than step into the spotlight, would prefer to die in an unarmed attack on the power station supplying its electric current. His genuine modesty is the main reason for the fateful discrepancy between him and the journalistic literary sexton beetles who make copy out of him: they would like to receive the degree of attention that he would like to avoid, and the clearer it becomes that he would like to avoid it, the more they resent him for failing to appreciate their generosity.
    Clive James

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