Nature Live Online: The Beetles
Beetles make up a quarter of all known animals in the world, with around 400,000 described species and probably many more still unknown to us.
They evolved around 327 million years ago, and survived the biggest mass extinctions in our planet's history, dispersing around the globe and occupying almost every habitat available to them. What is the secret of their spectacular biodiversity? And how are scientists trying to understand it? Join scientist Beulah Garner in a chat with Alison Shean about beetle biodiversity.