Mating System: monogamous
Female beetles usually lay dozens or hundreds of eggs. Reproduction is often timed to match the time of most available food.
Breeding season: Breeding season varies, often in spring or summer
Key Reproductive Features: semelparous ; iteroparous ; seasonal breeding ; year-round breeding ; sexual ; fertilization (Internal ); ovoviviparous ; oviparous
Adult beetles mate, and the female lays eggs on or very near a food source for her larvae. Some beetles collect a supply of food for their larvae, and lay the egg in the ball of food. Some scavenger beetles even feed their babies.
Parental Investment: no parental involvement; male parental care ; female parental care
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