Varied Carpet Beetles

Varied Carpet Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Dermestidae Genus: Anthrenus Subgenus: incertae sedis Species: A. Verbasci The varied carpet beetles in larval form are common in houses, but the beetles themselves, do not cause any major harm. These beetles belong to the family Dermestidae. They are found throughout the U K. … Read more

Rove Beetle

Rove Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Staphyliniformia Superfamily: Staphylinoidea Family: Staphylinidae The Rove beetles are a family (Staphylinidae) of beetles, primarily distinguished by their short elytra that leave more than half of their abdomen exposed. With approximately 58,000 species in thousands of genera, the group is currently recognized … Read more

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

How to Get Rid of Weevils

Japanese beetle, the biological name Popillia Japoica, is a small insect that is considered a big threat. It literally feeds on hundreds of species of plants. Hence, it is considered as one of the most dangerous and destructive pests in the Midwestern and Eastern US. It creates drastic damage to the yields and crops. Endemic … Read more

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 as serious pests that attack cereal silos, and hence are used widely in laboratories. This type of beetle mainly feed on … 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 mid line. At … Read more

Lightning Bug (Firefly)

Lightning Bug

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 bug”. They are the members of the Lampyridae family and Lampyrinae subfamily. The Tennessee state insect, the common eastern firefly, biologically known … Read more

Do Ladybugs Bite?

Ladybug on Face

Ladybugs are very unique insects, liked by everyone. They are pretty, colorful, and easy to play with, as well as easy to handle. Adults as well as kids equally get attracted to these non-threatening insects. There are many children’s stories, in which, these insects” don interesting roles. The fact that they are harmless is the … Read more

Do Carpet Beetles Bite?

Beetle

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 belongs to the family Coleoptera. They also experienced other symptoms, including papulovesicular eruptions, priorities and itching. Many … 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

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

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