Jeff's Beetle Photo Page

by Jeffrey S. Pippen | Back to Jeff's Nature Pages

Thanks to many folks who have helped me ID some of the creatures on this page, including Jody Anderson, Giff Beaton, Matt Brust, David Campbell, Chris Carlton, Melissa Chernick, Pat Coin, Paul Kinman, and Steve Spomer.


Beetles (Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Coleoptera)

Ground Beetles (Carabidae)

Bembidion ground beetles
Scarites ground beetles
Calosoma spp. ground beetle
Pasimachus spp
False Bombardier Beetle (Galerita bicolor) - Scotland Co., NC 18 Feb 2007

Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae)

Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae)

Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae)

Sawyer Beetles (Monochamus spp.) NEW! 12 July 2010
Rustic Borer (Xylotrechus colonus)
Unidentified longhorn beetle - Durham Co., NC 3/23/2007
Round-headed Apple Tree Borer (Saperda candida) - Watauga Co., NC 26 July 06
Flower Longhorn Beetles (Judolia spp.)
Flower Longhorn Beetles (Strangalepta spp.)
Flower Longhorn Beetles (Typocerus spp.)
Milkweed Beetles (Tetraopes spp.)
Elderberry Borers (Desmocerus spp.)

Checkered Beetles (Cleridae)

Checkered Beetles

Click Beetles (Elateridae)

Click Beetles

Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)

Ladybird Beetles NEW! 1 June 2008

Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelidae)

Anomoea Beetles
Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetles (Labidomera spp.)
Phyllotreta flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.)
Larger Elm Leaf Beetle (Monocesta coryli)
Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) | Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) - Caswell Co., NC 17 Jun 06
Dogbane Beetles (Chrysochus auranticus)
Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetles (mating pair) - Johnston Co., NC 29 May 05
Donacia sp. | Donacia sp. - Alleghany Co., NC 1 July 2006

Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae)

Dung Beetles (Melanocanthon, etc.) Updated! 5 July 2013
Delta Flower Scarab (Trigonopeltastes)
Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata) - Durham Co., NC 29 July 06
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)
Hairy Flower Beetle (Trichiotinus sp.) - lateral | Hairy Flower Beetle (Trichiotinus piger) - dorsal - Caswell Co., NC 17 Jun 06
Dark Hoplia (Hoplia trivialis) - 1 | Dark Hoplia (Hoplia trivialis) - 2 - Orange Co., NC 31 Mar 05

Bess Beetles (Passalidae)

Bess Beetle, Horned Passalus

Snout Beetles, Weevils (Curculionidae)

Leaf-rolling Weevil (Homoeolabus analis) NEW! 25 July 2008
Small black weevil on Queen Anne's Lace - Orange Co., NC 18 June 2008
Tiny striped weevil on Balduina uniflora - Craven Co., NC 27 Aug 06
Probably a Milkweed Stem Weevil (Rhyssematus lineaticollis) - Orange Co., NC 7 Jun 06

Metallic Wood-boring Beetles (Buprestidae)

Spotted Flower Buprestids (Acmaeodera spp.)
Buprestis Wood-Borers: B. confluenta, B. langii, B. striata
Pine Borers (Chalcophora spp.)
Unidentified Metallic Wood-boring Beetle (Buprestidae) - Orange Co., NC 15 Jun 06

Blister Beetles (Meloidae)

Blister Beetles (Epicauta, Pyrota)

Rove Beetles (Staphylinidae)

Ontholestes Rove Beetles

Bark-gnawing Beetles (Trogossitidae)

Temnoscheila Bark-gnawing Beetles

Tumbling Flower Beetles (Mordellidae)

Tumbling Flower Beetles (Mordellidae)

Soldier Beetles (Cantharidae)

Leatherwings, Goldenrod Soldier Beetles (Chauliognathus spp.)
Podabrus Soldier Beetles (Podabrus spp.)

Carrion Beetles (Silphidae)

American Carrion Beetles (Necrophila americana) on a dead shrew - Craven Co., NC 12 Apr 06

Bark Beetles, Blister Beetles, Fungus Beetles, Darkling Beetles (Tenebrionidae)

Uloma Bark Beetles

Tiger Beetles (Cicindelidae)

Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela duodecimguttata)
Common Claybank Tiger Beetle (Cicindela limbalis)
Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle (Cicindela longilabris)
Margined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginata)
Autumn Tiger Beetle (Cicindela nigrior)
Western Tiger Beetle (Cicindela oregona)
Sidewalk Tiger Beetle, Punctured Tiger Beetle (Cicindela punctulata)
Purple Tiger Beetle, Cow Path Tiger Beetle (Cicindela purpurea)
Common Shore Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda)
Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
Splendid Tiger Beetle (Cicindela splendida)
Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela tranquebarica)

Unidentified Beetles



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