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Title: Beetles of the World
Authors: Venkateswaran, T.V.
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
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?
Page(s): 29-32
ISSN: 0036-8512
Appears in Collections:SR Vol.48(01) [January 2011]

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