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 … Read more

Flour Weevil

Flour Weevil

Flour weevils are a generic name for a variety of weevils belonging to the order Coleoptera and the family Curculionidae, which include the grain, rice, and wheat weevils that have the following common characteristics. Characteristics: The flour weevils have forewings that have a leathery and hard configuration, uniting towards the dorsal surface midline. At times, … Read more

Egyptian Beetles

Egyptian Beetle

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 … 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

What Do Beetles Eat?

Beetle Eating

Beetles are a group of flying insects that belong to the Coleoptera Order. The name “Coleoptera” is derived from the Greek word “Koleos” which means “sheath” and the word “pteron”, which means “wing”, thus it describes the insect as “sheathed wing”. It is because, most of the species have four wings, out of which, the … Read more