Coleoptera is the largest of all insect orders, with about 400,000 species constituting almost 40% of described insects and 25% of all known animal life-forms. These beetles’ distinguishing feature is a front pair of wings are hardened into wing-cases.
Coleoptera resistance management efforts are dominated by the colorado pollen beetle (meligethes aenes) resistance to oilseed rape.
- Pollen Beetle Meligethes aeneus
- Cabbage stem flea beetle Psylliodes chrysocephala
- Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata
- Red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum