Beetle Larvae

Beetle Larvae

Beetles are insects that live almost in every part of the world. The initial pair of beetle wings are strengthened and stiffened, setting them apart from all other winged insects. These forewings are a barrier to safeguard the delicate flying wings folded beneath. Coleoptera is the Latin name for the order, and it symbolically translates … Read more

Beetle Life Cycle

Beetle Life Cycle

Beetles, like many other invertebrates, undergo a full metamorphosis cycle that includes four phases of growth: eggs, larva, pupa, and adult. This whole beetle life cycle could take anything from several weeks to many years. Wood-boring beetles, for instance, have an extended life cycle that could continue up to 30 years. We will cover some … Read more

Milkweed Tortoise Beetle

Milkweed Tortoise Beetle

Food: Beetles feed on the foliage of morning glories and related plants. Enjoy milkweed, raspberry, maize and sweet potato. Also known to feed on the bindweed- a lawn weed. Larva feed on foliage, as well. When full grown, they drop to the ground, burrow in, pupate and over winter. They emerge as the adult beetle … Read more

Tortoise Beetle

Tortoise Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Species: Rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle) Subfamily: Cassidinae (Tortoise Beetles and the Hispines) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Tribe: Cassidini (Tortoise Beetles) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Genus: Cassida Class: Insecta (Insects) Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) … Read more

Varied Carpet Beetles

Varied Carpet Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Dermestidae Genus: Anthrenus Subgenus: incertae sedis Species: A. Verbasci The varied carpet beetles in larval form are common in houses, but the beetles themselves, do not cause any major harm. These beetles belong to the family Dermestidae. They are found throughout the U K. … Read more

Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga Family: Carabidae Subfamily: Cicindelinae Traditionally, the Tiger Beetles were considered to be the members of the Cicindelidae family, but the new theories suggest that these beetles actually fall into the group of Carabidae family of ground beetles. These beetles are quite renowned for … Read more

Stag Beetle

Stag Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Lucanidae Stag beetles are the biggest beetles existing in Europe. They are a set of nearly 1200 categories of beetles in the scientific categorization Lucanidae. Lucanus Cervus is a distinguished class in Europe. Everyone will be surprised to … Read more

Spider Beetles

Spider Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily: Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles) Family: Anobiidae Subfamily: Ptininae (Spider Beetles) Tribe: Ptinini Genus: Ptinus No Taxon: (Subgenus Ptinus) Species: (Spider Beetle) Spider beetles belong to … Read more

Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)

Soldier Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily: Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles) Family: Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles) The Soldier beetles (scientifically named Cantharidae) are comparatively straight-sided and soft-bodied. They are distributed internationally. The color … Read more

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Staphyliniformia Superfamily: Staphylinoidea Family: Staphylinidae The Rove beetles are a family (Staphylinidae) of beetles, primarily distinguished by their short elytra that leave more than half of their abdomen exposed. With approximately 58,000 species in thousands of genera, the group is currently recognized … Read more

Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Scarabaeidae The Scarabaeidae beetle family is the second largest one with more than 30000 species worldwide, and around 2000 species identified in Australia alone, first being the Curculionidae. It consists of both small and large sizes of beetles that range in length … Read more