Rhinoceros Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Dynastinae The Rhinoceros beetles are also referred as Unicorn Beetles, Horn Beetles and Hercules Beetles. About 300 species of rhinoceros beetles are known. They are well known for their large sizes and unique shapes. They are … Read more

Rice Weevil

Rice Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Dryophthorinae Genus: Sitophilus Species: S. oryzae Binomial name: Sitophilus oryzae The rice weevil, scientifically named Sitophilus Oryzae is a severe pest found in stored granary products. It is harmful to many crops like rice, wheat and maize. Description The fully grown rice … Read more

Potato Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles) Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) Subfamily: Chrysomelinae Tribe: Chrysomelini Sub tribe: Doryphorina Genus: Leptinotarsa Species: Decemlineata(Colorado potato beetle) The Colorado potato beetle, (whose scientific name isLeptinotarsa … Read more

Pine Sawyer Beetles

Pine Sawyer Beetles

Pine Sawyer Beetles Pine Sawyer Beetle – Photo by: Cody Hough Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Cerambycidae Genus: Ergates Species: Spiculatus Other Names: Spiny Wood Borer Beetle, Ponderous Pine Borer…Beetle, Spine-NeckedAlternative names include the Wood Borer Beetle (Spiny type) Borer Beetle (Ponderous Pine type), Longhorn Beetle (With a Spine-Neck).The … Read more

Mexican Bean Beetle

Mexican Bean Beetle

Epilachna Varivestis Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Scarab Rove, Long-horned Snout Beetles and Leaf) Superfamily: Cucujoidea (Sap, Lady Beetles Bark, Fungus) Subfamily: Epilachninae (Plant-eating Lady Beetles) Species: Varivestis (Mexican Bean Beetle) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Family: Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles) Genus: Epilachna The Mexican Bean … Read more

Orange Ladybug – The Asian Lady Beetle

Orange Ladybug

  Harmonia Axyridis, commonly known as the orange ladybug or the Asian lady beetle is actually seen in a variety of colors throughout Iowa and the areas of the United States. This species is popular for its irritating habit of piling up near the building sides and invading indoors during the harsh climate like in … Read more

Mealworms

Mealworm

Mealworms are referred to the larvae of the mealworm beetles. Biologically termed as Tenebrio Molitor, this beetle belongs to the group of Darkling beetles. Similar to the other holometabolic creatures, this beetle too undergoes four stages of life cycle, namely, egg, larval form, pupal form and the adult beetle form. This mealworm larva attains a … Read more

Long Horned Beetle

Long Horned Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea Family: Cerambycidae The longhorn beetles are also referred as Longicorns or Long-Horned Beetle. This cosmopolitan family of beetles is characterized by very long antennae that are longer than or equal to the beetle”s body. The family Cerambycidae of the Longhorn Beetle … Read more

Larder Beetle

Larder 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: Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles) Family: Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles) Genus: Dermestes No Taxon: (subgenus Dermestes) Species: Lardarius (Larder Beetle) Dermestes lardarius, generally called larder beetle is … Read more

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea Family: Chrysomelidae The Chrysomelidae family is a group of beetles, that are commonly referred as Leaf Beetles. This family comprises of more than 35,000 species, classified into over 2,500 genera. Hence, it is considered as one of the most common and … Read more

Ladybird Song

Ladybird Song

The lines of the song “Ladybird Ladybird” is sometimes also revised as “Ladybug, Ladybug”, especially in some regions like US, because this beetle is commonly known as “ladybug” in US regions. The song about ladybird is a nursery rhyme presented in the English language. It is placed at a number of 16215 in the index … Read more

Ladybug Meaning Symbolism

Ladybug Meaning Symbolism

The symbolism of the word Ladybug relates to “good luck”, almost all around the globe. Still, there is a confusion regarding the name, whether it is a “ladybird” or “ladybug”.The word “ladybird” is more commonly used in Europe, whereas in the United States of America, the people most commonly use the word “ladybug”. Many symbolisms … Read more