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What is a black and orange beetle?

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The most common black and orange beetle is the Asian lady beetle, or ladybug. These beetles can be red or orange with black spots. They often tend to invade houses during the fall, looking for a place to spend the winter.

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Another common black and orange beetle is the false bombardier beetle. These beetles have orange heads and black bodies. They are commonly found in backyards and in woodlands.

The burying beetle is a common black-and-orange-striped beetle that lays eggs on dead animals and then buries the body. The adults also eat carrion. These beetles are often found in fields, meadows and woodlands.

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    What are the basics of beetle identification?

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    How many legs does a beetle have?

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