How many legs does a beetle have?

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A beetle is an insect, and it therefore has six legs. Each insect's body has a head, thorax and abdomen. A beetle's legs and wings are attached to its abdomen.

The beetle's antennae, which help it find food and a mate, are located on its head. These feelers also sense vibrations made by predators. The abdomen of the insect holds its digestive and reproductive organs. The entire body is covered by a hard shell called an exoskeleton, which functions like protective armor. Although they all have the same basic structure, beetles come in a wide range of shapes, colors and sizes, from lady bugs, to lightning bugs, to potato bugs.

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Beetle
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera
Beetles are the largest group in the Animal Kingdom, representing a fourth of all animals. They have lived on Earth for about 300 million years and can be found almost everywhere, from deserts to lakes, rain forests to... More »
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