Coleoptera is one of the largest insect orders, characterized by its enormous diversity and wide distribution in all ecosystems. It is also known by the name beetles, which is used to refer to members of this order. This group of insects includes over 350,000 described species, which is more than one-third of all known insects.
One of the interesting features of the Coleoptera are their tough trusses, which are characteristic of this order. The trusses are the upper wings of the beetle that serve as a protective sheath for the soft and intricately folded hind wings. These trusses are often very attractive and colourful.