Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)

Soldier 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: Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles) Family: Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles) The Soldier beetles (scientifically named Cantharidae) are comparatively straight-sided and soft-bodied. They are distributed internationally. The color … Read more

Potato Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Hexapoda 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: Chrysomelinae Tribe: Chrysomelini Sub tribe: Doryphorina Genus: Leptinotarsa Species: Decemlineata(Colorado potato beetle) The Colorado potato beetle, (whose scientific name isLeptinotarsa … Read more

Mexican Bean Beetle

Mexican Bean Beetle

Epilachna Varivestis Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia (Animals) Subphylum: Hexapoda (Hexapods) Suborder: Polyphaga (Water, Scarab Rove, Long-horned Snout Beetles and Leaf) Superfamily: Cucujoidea (Sap, Lady Beetles Bark, Fungus) Subfamily: Epilachninae (Plant-eating Lady Beetles) Species: Varivestis (Mexican Bean Beetle) Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles) Family: Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles) Genus: Epilachna The Mexican Bean … Read more

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Chrysomeloidea Family: Chrysomelidae The Chrysomelidae family is a group of beetles, that are commonly referred as Leaf Beetles. This family comprises of more than 35,000 species, classified into over 2,500 genera. Hence, it is considered as one of the most common and … Read 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 Chrysonmelidae that is indigenous to America.This beetle has a strong association with … 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 a 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