Write a diamante poem about these beetles
Bark and wood-boring beetles usually lay their eggs in stressed, diseased and dying trees.
Adult beetles enter the trees through cracks in bark or behind loose bark. Eggs are laid in
shallow tunnels made by the adults. Eggs progress from larvae to pupa eventually becom-
ing adults. They feed on phloem and sometimes the fungi growing within the tunnels. This
can take from one to three or more years depending on the species of beetle, climate and
other factors. When ready to fly, mature beetles make exit holes in the tree. They seek
other trees in which to repeat their life cycle. Beetles renew forests by killing older or
stressed trees and by decomposing wood. Some become notorious pests.
Diamante is a poem in the shape of a diamond.
Diamante poems are seven lines long. The line pattern
goes like this:
Line 1. Noun
climbing, pecking, excavating
Line 2. Two adjectives
eggs, hatchlings, nestlings, fledglings
Line 3. Three participles
flying, foraging, surviving
Line 4. Four nouns.
Line 5. Three participles
Line 6. Two adjectives
Line 7. Noun
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