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Free BEETLE Coloring Pages & Book for Download (Printable PDF)

You may not want to spend much time with beetles in real life, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun to color. These insects are often recognized by their characteristic wings, which are hardened into cases along their backs. They’re protected by a hard exoskeleton that covers their abdomen and most of their bodies. When you download free beetle coloring pages, you can bring those hardened bodies to life along with other elements of the insect’s anatomy.

Welcome to our collection of free BEETLE coloring pages. Click the Beetle pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.

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Fun Facts About Beetles

  • Did you know that beetles are one of the most plentiful insects found on our planet? If you lined up all the animals currently in existence, beetles would represent at least one of every four.
  • While many insects have little protection against predators and other dangerous elements of the natural world, most beetles have built-in body armor. Their hardened shells won’t stop your shoe from crushing them on the sidewalk, but they will protect against many other potential hazards the beetle encounters in daily life.
  • Many types of beetles are helpful for the environment. They can pollinate flowers and may consume dead trees that would otherwise take a long time to deteriorate.
  • Female beetles don’t just have a baby or two in their lifetime. They can lay hundreds of eggs at one time. With rapid breeding and the ability to multiply quickly, it’s no wonder why beetles have likely existed for more than 250 million years. Their ability to adjust to changes in their environment may play a role in their durability as well.
  • Beetles love munching on leaves and other plant matter, but they’re also known for preying on smaller insects. They chew their food thoroughly before swallowing, much like us humans.  
  • There are more than 300,000 known beetle species around the world. Only 12,000 of those species exist within the United States.

Reasons to Spend Time with Beetle Coloring Pages

There are hundreds of printable coloring pages available today. Why should you choose a beetle coloring sheet over the many other animals available? For starters, coloring a lifelike image of a beetle is a great way to spark a child’s curiosity about insects. You can share the facts about beetles that we listed above and look up many more to get kids of all ages interested in insects.

Children and adults alike often enjoy coloring beetle images because they can study the anatomy of small insects that aren’t often seen up close. A good beetle coloring page will show you how many legs a beetle has while emphasizing the hard exterior shell, small heads, and antennae.

Beetles have different markings while sharing one general body shape. Downloading a variety of beetle images can help children and adults understand the many beetle species crawling across the globe today. Think of it as a fun adventure that comes with a little education if you want to dig deeper into what beetles are and how they contribute to the environment.

Ways to Use Beetle Coloring Sheets

Beetles are perfect for everyday casual coloring, especially for those with an interest in animals. If you don’t have many insects or small bugs in your animal coloring collection, beetle sheets are an excellent addition. There are only so many big bears, lions, and tigers that you can color before wanting to see something smaller with a more interesting shape.

Beetle coloring sheets are great for preschools, kindergarten classes, daycare, and every child’s living room. Little ones can practice their spelling and writing by writing the name of the insect on the top of the paper before coloring. They may also want to take the bug apart by identifying and naming each part of the beetle while coloring.

Anytime you need to pass some time or want to look at a bug up close, a beetle coloring sheet will do well.