Beetle identification

Age 6+

Activity Type

spotter sheets

Activity Season

spring summer

Activity Topic


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Beetle identification for kids

Find and identify these beetles when you’re out and about.

Look out for beetles scurrying around and among deadwood, tree stumps, flowers and plants.

  • There are lots of different types of beetle – how many can you find?
  • Did you know that ladybirds are beetles?
  • Some beetles eat pollen, some eat tree sap and others eat other invertebrates!
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