Insect ABC's

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Engraver beetles are very small, usually the biggest will only be a quater of an inch in length. The beetles are usually brown, sometimes black. They feed almost exclusively on woody plants. Engraver-beetles get theor name from the patterns they leave in the wood after they bore into them. Usually trees are injured by the burrowing of these tiny insects and in most cases they kill the tree.

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  Source: Comstock, John & Anna. A Manuel for the Study Of Insects. Ithaca, N. Y. 1895.