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True Coleoptera

The True Coleoptera (Coleoptera vera)
This is by far the larger section of the beetles, more than 75 of the 80 odd families belonging here. They vary greatly in structure, habits and food. Many of the families are of little or no economic importance and have few members, while others include a very large number of species, many of which are very destructive.