Do Beetles Bite?


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Certain species of beetles do have powerful jaws that bite. Other species such as the Blister beetle can produce a harmful chemical that will sting. Carpet beetles do not bite, but they can leave bite-like marks from their larvae which have fine, prickly hairs that impale into human skin.

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Do Beetles Bite?
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There are some beetles that have large, powerful jaws which they use for fighting and attracting females, but not for biting. The Sap beetle is a biter. It is more commonly known to humans as it is also known as the Picnic beetle. This is because it is attracted to food and beverages.

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