So we’re named after a bug? Not quite. Beetles are among the most successful animals on the planet. Their order, coleoptera, represents almost 25 percent of described species. And elytra are considered to be the adaptive feature that’s led to this evolutionary dominance.
Elytra have evolved into forewings that act as a hardened shield. They cover and defend a beetle’s wings. By protecting the beetle and its ability to fly, the elytra have allowed the animal to flourish.
This is what Elytra Group works to accomplish for our customers and our communities. We help identify and develop the tools to adapt, evolve, and thrive in changing environments.
If you want to learn more, check out this study at nature.com.