Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
With more than 3,000 known species throughout the world, and countless others that have yet to be discovered, beetles outnumber all other creatures when it comes to sheer numbers. Spiders are no arachnids to be scoffed at, either -- their diversity in size, prey, and silk (not to mention their uncanny instinct for web weaving) make them one of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom. In this installment of the Wildlife Stories series, beetles and spiders get the spotlight -- or, more appropriately, the zoom lens -- in a unique study of their lives, habits, and role in the world's ecosystem.
beetles, entomology, habitat [natural], insects, spider, wildlife