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Bug of the Week: Adult Mealworms Are Beetles

The kids in my insect science class were so surprised to find that mealworms turned into beetles.

mealworm-larva-332Yes, this mealworm turns into:

adult-mealworm-beetle-0264a black beetle.


okay-adult-mealworm-beetle-0247This was a fun and easy lesson about metamorphosis, using some wheat bran and potatoes from the grocery store and a few mealworms from a pet shop.

See details on how to raise mealworms from our previous lesson on beetles.

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