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 the 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…

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 to 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…

Mealworms

Mealworms

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

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 bugs 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…

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 lay their eggs. They can lay their eggs indoors and also infest the mice, nests of birds,…

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 to horses. In…