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

Rhinoceros Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Dynastinae The Rhinoceros beetles are also referred as Unicorn Beetles, Horn Beetles and Hercules Beetles. About 300 species of rhinoceros beetles are known. They are well known for their large sizes and unique shapes. They are … Read more

Mealworms

Mealworm

Mealworms are referred to the larvae of the mealworm beetles. Biologically termed as Tenebrio Molitor, this beetle belongs to the group of Darkling beetles. Similar to the other holometabolic creatures, this beetle too undergoes four stages of life cycle, namely, egg, larval form, pupal form and the adult beetle form. This mealworm larva attains a … Read more

June Beetle

June Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Subfamily: Melolonthinae June beetles are also known as June bug or May beetle. These beetles are red-brown in color and during the warm evenings of the spring season, they commonly appear in the Northern Hemisphere. June beetles are attracted to lights at night … 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

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Cucujiformia Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea Family: Meloidae Blister beetles are a member of the family Meloidae. They are known for their defensive secretion of Canthraidin a blistering agent. This Cantharidin is a very harmful agent to human beings, as well as for horses. In … Read more