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

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