Beetles are insects that are equipped with two pair of wings and a large beetle can grow to be six inches long. There are estimated to be 350,000 different types of beetles. There is not one specific place that beetles can be found but they are not found in oceans or in cold environments. Female beetles can lay thousands of eggs in their lifetime. Their diet mainly consists of plants but they are also known to eat animals that may be dead or alive and also animal feces.