Grain Weevil

Grain Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Dryophthorinae Tribe: Litosomini Genus: Sitophilus Species: S. granarius Grain Weevil is a variety of beetles that belongs to the Curculionoidae higher level family. Generally they are herbivorous, small and below 6mm (0.24 in) in size. In most of the families there are … Read more

Goliath Beetle

Goliath Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Cetoniinae Genus: Goliathus Based on their size, weight and bulkiness, the Goliath Beetles are amongst the largest insects on the planet Earth. These are called so after the giant in the Bible, Goliath. They belong to family Scarabaeidae and sub family Cetoniinae … 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

Flea Beetles

Flea 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: Chrysomelidae (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles) Family: Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles) Subfamily: Galerucinae (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetles and Flea Beetles) Tribe: Alticini (Flea Beetles) Flea beetle is a commonly accepted … Read more

Flesh Eating Beetles

Flesh Eating Beetles

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Infraorder: Bostrichiformia Superfamily: Bostrichoidea Family: Dermestidae Dermestridae family comprises of beetles that are commonly termed as skin beetles. There are more than 500 – 700 species of beetles in this family. Most of them are scavengers by nature that feed on the parts of dry … 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

Elephant Beetle

Elephant 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: Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles) Family: Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetle) Subfamily: Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles) Tribe: Dynastini Genus: Megasoma (Elephant Beetles) The Elephant beetles (Megasoma Elephas) belong to … 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

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea (in part) Binomial name: Scarabidae The Scarabaeidae family is frequently called scarab beetles or just scarab, there are 30,000 varieties of them all over the world. With the various competing theories the introduction of new ideas very frequently, there is still … Read more

Darkling Beetle

Darkling Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea Family: Tenebrionidae The Darkling beetle is the common name of the family of beetles called Tenebrionidae. The larvae of this beetle are known as Mealworm and it is used as food for fish and birds. In North America, these beetles are … Read more

Dermestid Beetle

Dermestid Beetle Skull

A Human Skull Being Cleaned by Dermestid 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: Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles) Family: Dermestidae (Carpet Beetles) Launching Scientific records, estimate that there are about five … Read more

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