June Beetle

June Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Melolonthinae June beetles are also known as June bugs or May beetle. These beetles are red-brown in color and during the warm evenings of the spring season, they commonly appear in the Northern Hemisphere. June beetles are attracted to lights at night…

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Genus: Popillia Species: P. japonica Binomial name: Popillia japonica Popillia Japonica Newman, commonly referred to as the Japanese beetle is a destructive pest, widespread on the landscape, ornamental plants, and turf in the areas of the United States. It is also considered a…

Jewel Beetles

Jewel Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Infraclass: Neoptera Superorder: Endopterygota Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Elateriformia Superfamily: Buprestoidea Family: Buprestidae The Buprestidae family of beetles possesses a shiny, sparkling color because of which it is called metallic wood boring beetles or jewel beetles. This family of beetles comprises the largest group of beetles…

Ground Beetles

Ground Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga (Unranked): Geadephaga Superfamily: Caraboidea Family: Carabidae The Ground beetle family consists of cosmopolitan members, including 40,000 species, out of which 2,000 species are seen in North America, and around 2700 species are seen in Europe. The Carabidae family is one of the biggest…

Grain Beetles

Grain Beetles

Grain beetles are termed so, due to their feeding habit. They mainly feed on all types of grains like rice, wheat, and maize as well as cereals, flour, processed food items, and spices. The commonly seen grain beetles in Canada include the merchant grain beetle, Saw-toothed Grain Beetle, Foreign Grain Beetle, Lesser Grain Beetle, and…

Grain Weevil

Grain Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Dryophthorinae Tribe: Litosomini Genus: Sitophilus Species: S. granarius Grain Weevil is a variety of beetles that belongs to the Curculionidae higher-level family. Generally, they are herbivorous, small, and below 6mm (0.24 in) in size. In most of the families there are more…

Golden Tortoise Beetle

Golden Tortoise Beetle

(Charidotella Sexpunctata) Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Family: Chrysomelidae Subfamily: Cassidinae Tribe: Cassidini Genus: Charidotella Species: C. Sexpunctata The golden tortoise beetle, scientific name Charidotella Sexpunctata is a type of beetle from the leaf beetle family Chrysomelidae that is indigenous to America.This beetle has a strong association with…

Goliath Beetle

Goliath Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Cetoniinae Genus: Goliathus Based on their size, weight, and bulkiness, the Goliath Beetles are amongst the largest insects on the planet Earth. These are called so after the giant in the Bible, Goliath. They belong to the family Scarabaeidae and subfamily Cetoniinae…

How to Get Rid of Weevils

How to Get Rid of Weevils

Weevils, the small beetles that belong to the Curculionidae family, exhibit a large range of features. This family has a number of species than in any other family. According to recent studies, more than 1000 Curculionidae species are expected to be present in the northern United States alone. Different Types of Infestation Causing Weevils There…

Glow Worms

Glow Worms

A Glowworm commonly refers to several types of adult female insect and larvae forms that have the ability to glow with the help of Bioluminescent organs. They generally look like worms but are from the insect families, all being beetles except the two families that occupy flies. Classification Glow worm beetles belonging to the Order…

Flour Beetles

Flour Beetles

Scientific Classification Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Tenebrionidae Flour beetle belongs to the family of Darkling beetles under the genera Tenebrio or Tribolium. They are considered serious pests that attack cereal silos and hence are used widely in laboratories. This type of beetle mainly feeds on all…