happy mother’s day

Happy mother’s day!  Thanks to all those moms who are always there for us through thick and thin – especially my mom!

The beetles exhibit some instances of parental care, but there are few that do so extensively (unlike some other insect groups like the roaches – yes, roaches are great moms!).  Here’s to the beetle families of note that provide excellent parental care – Silphidae, Erotylidae, and Scarabaeidae! Are there other beetle families with notable parental care?  I’m sure I’m missing some – hats off to all of you!

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