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|Title:||Beetles of the World|
|Abstract:||When theologians asked the famous biologist JBS Haldane, ‘what could be inferred about the mind of the Creator from the works of His creation’, he quipped in jest: “The Creator, if he exists, has a special preference for beetles.” True. The living world is predominated by various kinds of beetles – small, big, stout and slim. No other group of animals exhibits such a range of size, colour and shape. Imagine, one in four species in the world is a beetle and they account for 40% of all known insect species. How come the world is full of beetles?|
|Appears in Collections:||SR Vol.48(01) [January 2011]|
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