Cucumber 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: Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) Subfamily: Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles) Tribe: Luperini Subtribe: Diabroticina No Taxon: (Section Diabroticites) Genus:  Acalymma … Read more

Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Dermestidae Genus: Anthrenus Subgenus: incertae sedis Species: A. Verbasci Binomial name: Anthrenus verbasci Carpet beetles are highly critical to upholstery and carpets. These beetles are little beetles of the order Dermestidae. Carpet beetles are also known as leather or hide beetles, Khapra beetles or … Read more

Carrion Beetle

Carrion Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga (Unranked): Geadephaga Superfamily: Caraboidea Family: Carabidae The beetles of Silphidae family are commonly referred as Carrion beetles, Burying beetles or Large Carrion beetles. This family consists of two subfamilies, namely, Nicrophorinae and Silphinae. The members belonging to the Nicrophorinae group are commonly termed … Read more

Carpet Beetle Larva

Carpet Beetle Larva

Larvae of the Carpet Beetle   Carpet beetles undergo complete metamorphosis. In length, the life cycle of these beetles ranges from two months to many years. The life cycle of these beetles starts when the adult female beetles lays their eggs. They can lay their eggs indoors and also infest the mice, nest of birds … Read more

Boll Weevil Song

Boll Weevil Monument

The Boll Weevil Monument in Enterprise, Alabama. The song “Boll Weevil” belongs to the traditional blues genre category. The other synonyms for this song are “Boll Weevil Blues” and “Boweavil“. Many blue musicians during the period of 1920s, 30s and 40s created several masterpiece songs on boll weevils, but this particular song hit the list. … Read more

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Cucujiformia Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea Family: Meloidae Blister beetles are a member of the family Meloidae. They are known for their defensive secretion of Canthraidin a blistering agent. This Cantharidin is a very harmful agent to human beings, as well as for horses. In … Read more

Boll Weevil

Boll Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Curculioninae Tribe: Anthonomini Genus: Anthonomus Species: A. Grandis Binomial name: Anthonomus Grandis The Boll weevil beetle is scientifically named Anthonomus Grandis, and it feeds on flowers and cotton buds. It is supposed to be endemic to Central America. Late 19th century, it … Read more

Black Ladybug

Black Ladybug

Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle, commonly termed Chilocorus Stigma, is endemic to the United States, as well as Canada, but is not commonly seen in the western parts of the Sierra Nevada. The population of this beetle is more in areas of California. It has been taken purposefully and introduced in the Hawaii regions, and has also … Read more

Black Wine Weevils

Black Wine Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Entiminae Tribe: Otiorhynchini Genus: Otiorhynchus Species: O. Sulcatus Binomial name: Otiorhynchus Sulcatus Otiorhynchus Sulcatus is the biological name of the commonly referred Black Vine Weevil. It is considered as a pest beetle, because it damages many garden plant species. Being a native … Read more

Black Carpet Beetles

Black Carpet Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Dermestidae Genus: Attagenus Species: A. Unicolor Binomial name: Attagenus unicolor In the United Stated, Black Carpet beetle is the most destructive species. It found throughout Mexico, the United States and Canada. It is common in Pennsylvania. This beetle damages household products which contain Keratin, … Read more

Beetle Identification

Beetle

Beetles, the flying insects, commonly found on almost every continent, can be described as an invertebrate with hard and strong exoskeleton and rigid fore-wings. Like, every other insect, the body of a beetle is also segmented into three portions, the head, the abdomen and the thorax. Other than that, these insects also have six legs, … Read more

Asian Long Horned Beetle

Asian Long Horned Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Cerambycidae Subfamily: Lamiinae Tribe: Monochamini Genus: Anoplophora Species: A. Glabripennis Binomial name: Anoplophora Glabripennis Anoplophora Glabripennis, commonly known as the Asian long-horned beetle, is a type of beetle from the Cerambycidae family and Coleoptera order. The other common names of this insect are Sky … Read more