Where Do Beetles Live?

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Beetles live in different habitats all around the world. There are more than 300,000 recognized species of beetles as of 2014.

Beetles live in all different types of environments, including on land, underground and in water. Some even live and feed on plants, trees and other types of vegetation. The average lifespan for the majority of beetle species is around 1 year or less. The diet for this insect varies depending on the exact species as some eat plants while others feed on fungi or wood. Beetles have many predators, including mice, fish, moles, frogs, spiders, wasps and ants, and they will often hide in tunnels to avoid being eaten.