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…

Flea Beetles

Flea 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: Chrysomelidae (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) Subfamily: Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles) Tribe: Alticini (Flea Beetles) Flea beetle is a commonly accepted…

Flesh Eating Beetles

Flesh Eating Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Infraorder: Bostrichiformia Superfamily: Bostrichoidea Family: Dermestidae The Dermestridae family comprises of beetles that are commonly termed skin beetles. There are more than 500 – 700 species of beetles in this family. Most of them are scavengers by nature that feed on the parts of dry…

Lightning Bug (Firefly)

Lightning Bug (Firefly)

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Elateriformia Superfamily: Elateroidea Family: Lampyridae The beetles from the Photinus genus are commonly known as the “rover fireflies” or “lightning bugs”. They are members of the Lampyridae family and Lampyrinae subfamily. The Tennessee state insect, the common eastern firefly, biologically known as…

Egyptian Beetles

Egyptian Beetles

A scarab beetle is one of the many species belonging to the family of dung beetle. Belonging to the Scarabaeidae family, this beetle is mainly known for feeding as well as inhabiting dung. It has the capacity to bury in the ground, around 250 times the massive amount of dung than its own weight, in…

Elephant Beetle

Elephant 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: Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles) Family: Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetle) Subfamily: Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles) Tribe: Dynastini Genus: Megasoma (Elephant Beetles) The Elephant beetles (Megasoma Elephas) belong to…

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea (in part) Binomial name: Scarabidae The Scarabaeidae family is frequently called scarab beetles or just scarab, there are 30,000 varieties of them all over the world. With the various competing theories the introduction of new ideas very frequently, there is still…

Diving Beetles

Diving Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Suborder: Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles) Family: Dytiscidae (Predaceous Diving Beetles) Predacious Diving Beetles are included in a family of beetles, Dytiscidae, that are adjusted to living in water at any phase of their life cycle. In Greek, the…

Do Carpet Beetles Bite?

Do Carpet Beetles Bite?

At the beginning of 1948, many groups of researchers and dermatologists studied the case histories of several patients who were affected with severe dermatitis as a reaction to coming in contact with the species, the carpet beetles that belong to the family Coleoptera. They also experienced other symptoms, including papulovesicular eruptions, priorities, and itching. Many…

Dermestid Beetle

Dermestid Beetle

A Human Skull Being Cleaned by Dermestid 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: Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles) Launching Scientific records estimate that there are about five…

Darkling Beetle

Darkling Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea Family: Tenebrionidae The Darkling beetle is the common name of the family of beetles called Tenebrionidae. The larvae of this beetle are known as Mealworm and it is used as food for fish and birds. In North America, these beetles are…

Click Beetles

Click Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Elateroidea Family: Elateridae The invertebrates belonging to the Elateridae family are termed “Click Beetles”, or sometimes “Typical Click Beetles” to differentiate them from the other related beetles from the Eucnemidae and Cerophytidae families. The other commonly used terms to refer to this beetle are…