Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga Family: Carabidae Subfamily: Cicindelinae Traditionally, the Tiger Beetles were considered to be the members of the Cicindelidae family, but the new theories suggest that these beetles actually fall into the group of Carabidae family of ground beetles. These beetles are quite renowned for … Read more

Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea Family: Scarabaeidae The Scarabaeidae beetle family is the second largest one with more than 30000 species worldwide, and around 2000 species identified in Australia alone, first being the Curculionidae. It consists of both small and large sizes of beetles that range in length … 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

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

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Scarabaeidae Genus: Popillia Species: P. japonica Binomial name: Popillia japonica Popillia Japoica Newman, commonly referred as the Japanese beetle is a destructive pest, widespread on the landscape, ornamental plants and turf in the areas of the United States. It is also considered as pests … Read more

Jewel Beetles

Jewel Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Infraclass: Neoptera Superorder: Endopterygota Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Infraorder: Elateriformia Superfamily: Buprestoidea Family: Buprestidae The Buprestidae family of beetles possesses a shiny, sparkling color because of which it is called metallic wood boring beetles or jewel beetles. This family of beetles comprises of the largest group of … Read more

Ground Beetles

Ground Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Adephaga (Unranked): Geadephaga Superfamily: Caraboidea Family: Carabidae The Ground beetle family consists of cosmopolitan members, including 40,000 species, out of which 2,000 species are seen in North America, and around 2700 species are seen in Europe. The Carabidae family is one of the biggest … 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

Click Beetles

Click Beetle

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Superfamily: Elateroidea Family: Elateridae The invertebrates belonging to the Elateridae family are termed as “Click Beetles”, or sometimes “Typical Click Beetles” to differentiate them from the other related beetles from the Eucnemidae and Cerophytidae families. The other commonly used terms to refer this beetle are … Read more

Black Wine Weevils

Black Wine Weevil

Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Curculionidae Subfamily: Entiminae Tribe: Otiorhynchini Genus: Otiorhynchus Species: O. Sulcatus Binomial name: Otiorhynchus Sulcatus Otiorhynchus Sulcatus is the biological name of the commonly referred Black Vine Weevil. It is considered as a pest beetle, because it damages many garden plant species. Being a native … Read more

Worm Composting

Worm Compost

Worm composting is a great way to get in on the recycling craze. Worm composting can be done either inside or outside, so even if you live in a region with changing seasonal weather you can compost all year round. You only need to put your recyclable organic waste into the compost with the worms … Read more