Beetles

Eastern eyed click beetle
Eastern eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus). Taylor Memorial Arboretum, Wallingford, PA.
Eastern eyed click beetle
Eastern eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus). Swarthmore, PA.
False mealworm beetle
False mealworm beetle (Alobates pensylvanica). Smedley Park, Springfield, PA.
Analeptura lineola
Analeptura lineola on mountain laurel. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Anthrenus verbasci on yarrow
Anthrenus verbasci on yarrow. Swarthmore, PA.
Arthromacra aenea on leaf
Arthromacra aenea. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Astylopsis macula
Astylopsis macula (Lamiinae). Media, PA.
Banasa
Fifth-instar nymph of Banasa sp. ID tentative. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelpha, PA.
Bassareus brunnipes
Bassareus brunnipes. Zolfo Springs, FL.
Bassareus brunnipes
Bassareus brunnipes. Zolfo Springs, FL.
Bembidion zephyrum
Bembidion zephyrum. Collected by Foster Purrington.
Banded net-wing
Banded net-wing beetle (Calopteron reticulatum). Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Banded net-wing
Calopteron reticulatum (banded net-wing). Swarthmore, PA.
End-band net-wing beetle
End band net-wing beetle (Calopteron terminale). Rose Tree Park, Media, PA.
End band netwing beetle
Lateral view of end band netwing (Calopteron terminale) showing undulating elytra. Goshen Trail, Newtown Square, PA.
End-band net-wing beetle
End-band net-wing beetle (Calopteron terminale). Wawa Preserve, Media, PA.
Margined leatherwing beetles
Margined leatherwing beetles (Chauliognathus marginatus). Rose Tree Park, Media, PA.
Twice-stabbed lady beetle
Twice-stabbed lady beetle (Genus Chilocorus sp.) Zolfo Springs, FL.
Backroad tiger beetle
Backroad tiger beetle (Cicindela punctulata punctulata). Also known as the sidewalk tiger beetle. Swarthmore, PA.
Scabrous tiger beetle
Scabrous tiger beetle (Cicindela scabrosa). Paynes Creek Historic Park, Bowling Green, Florida.
Scabrous tiger beetle
Scabrous tiger beetle (Cicindela scabrosa). Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring, FL.
Scabrous tiger beetle
Scabrous tiger beetle (Cicindela scabrosa). Paynes Creek Historic Park, Bowling Green, Florida.
Six-spotted tiger beetle
Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata). Springfield, PA.
Three-lined tiger beetles
Three-lined tiger beetles (Cicindela trifasciata ssp. ascendens). Myakka River State Park. Sarasota, FL.
Lady beetle eggs
Lady beetle eggs (Coccinellidae). Swarthmore, PA.
Colaspis pseudofavosa
Colaspis pseudofavosa. Typical leaf damage on left. Pioneer State Park, Zolfo Springs, FL.
Conoderus lividus
Conoderus lividus. Swarthmore, PA.
Common green June beetle
Common green June beetle (Cotinis nitida) larva. Unionville, Pennsylvania.
Common green June beetle
Common green June beetle (Cotinis nitida) on an acorn. Clayton Park, Monmouth County, NJ.
Common green June beetle
Common green June beetle (Cotinis nitida) on a yellow flower. Stoneleigh Garden, Villanova, PA.
Cymindis
Cymindis sp. Crooked River National Grassland, Madras, OR.
Asiatic oak weevil
Asiatic oak weevil (Cyrtepistomus castaneus) on a pinwheel mushroom (Marasmius rotula). Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Saugerties, New York.
Asiatic oak weevil
Asiatic oak weevil (Cyrtepistomus castaneus) on a pinwheel mushroom (Marasmius rotula). Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Saugerties, New York.
Carpet beetle larva
Carpet beetle larva (Dermestidae) at bee hotel. Swarthmore, PA.
Carpet beetle larva
Carpet beetle larva (Dermestidae) at bee hotel. Swarthmore, PA.
Eastern elderberry borers
Eastern elderberry borers (Desmocerus palliatus). Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Diaperis maculata
Diaperis maculata on Berkeley’s polypore (Bondarzewia berkeleyi) growing on scarlet oak. Stoneleigh Garden, Villanova, PA.
Diaperis maculata
Diaperis maculata on Berkeley’s polypore (Bondarzewia berkeleyi) growing on scarlet oak. Stoneleigh Garden, Villanova, PA.
Eleodes obscura sulcipennis
Eleodes obscura sulcipennis. Crooked River National Grassland. Madras, Oregon.
Moustached tiger beetle
Copulating moustached tiger beetles (Ellipsoptera hirtilabris). Paynes Creek Historic Park, Bowling Green, Florida.
Moustached tiger beetles
Copulating moustached tiger beetles (Ellipsoptera hirtilabris). Paynes Creek Historic Park, Bowling Green, Florida.
Enoclerus rosmarus
Enoclerus rosmarus. Leiper Park, Wallingford, PA.
Eudiagogus maryae
Eudiagogus maryae on scarlet sesbane (Sesbania punicea). Zolfo Springs, FL.
Eudiagogus maryae
Eudiagogus maryae on scarlet sesbane (Sesbania punicea). Zolfo Springs, FL.
Evodinus monticola
Evodinus monticola eating mountain laurel. Lake Mohonk, New Paltz, New York.
Galapaganus conwayensis
Galapaganus conwayensis. ID tentative. Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos.
Asian lady beetle larva
Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) larva eating a flower. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Asian lady beetle
Larva of Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis). John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, PA.
Asian lady beetle pupa
Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) pupa. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Asian lady beetle pupa
Pupa of an Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis). Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Oak leaf-rolling weevil egg
Egg of oak leaf roller weevil (Homoeolabus analis). Pioneer Park, Zolfo Springs, FL.
Oak leaf-rolling weevil
Oak leaf-rolling weevil (Homoeolabus analis) nidifying a live oak leaf. Zolfo Springs, FL.
Oak leaf-rolling weevil
Oak leaf rolling weevil (Homoeolabus analis) on grape leaf. Paines Creek Historic Park, Bowling Green, Florida.
Oak leaf leaf roller weevil
Oak leaf leaf roller weevil (Homoeolabus analis). Male. Pioneer Park, Zolfo Springs, FL.
Oak leaf-rolling weevil nidus
Oak leaf rolling weevil (Homoeolabus analis) nidus. Myakka River State Park, Florida.
Oak leaf-rolling weevil
Oak leaf-rolling weevil (Homoeolabus analis) nidifying a live oak leaf. Zolfo Springs, FL.
Eight-spotted tumbling flower beetle
Eight-spotted tumbling flower beetle (Hoshihananomia octopunctata). Swarthmore, PA.
Hoshihananomia octopunctata
Hoshihananomia octopunctata
Milkweed leaf beetle
Milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis) on Asclepias incarnata inflorescence. Saugerties, NY.
Milkweed leaf beetle
Milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis). John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, PA.
Three-lined potato beetles
Three-lined potato beetle (Lema daturaphila) copulating. Swarthmore, PA.
Three-lined potato beetle
Three-lined potato beetle (Lema daturaphila). Swarthmore, PA.
False potato beetles copulating
False potato beetles (Leptinotarsa juncta) on eggplant. Swarthmore, PA.
False potato beetles
False potato beetles (Leptinotarsa juncta) larvae. John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, Philadelphia, PA.
False potato beetle larvae
False potato beetle (Leptinotarsa juncta) larvae eating horsenettle. Hildacy Preserve, Media, PA.
False potato beetle larvae
False potato beetle (Leptinotarsa juncta) larvae eating horsenettle. Hildacy Preserve, Media, PA.
Black firefly
Black firefly (Lucidota atra) eating pollen at bee hotel. Swarthmore, PA.
American rose chafer
American rose chafer (Macrodactylus subspinosus) climbing on insect eggs. Ashbridge Preserve, West Goshen, PA.
Macrosiagon cruenta
Macrosiagon cruenta. Emerged from a potter wasp cell. Swarthmore, PA.
Macrosiagon cruenta
Macrosiagon cruenta. Emerged from a potter wasp cell. Swarthmore, PA.
Melanophthalma sp.
Beetle (Melanophthalma sp.) inside the leaf roll of a weevil (Attelabinae). Myakka River State Park, Florida.
Orchesia
Orchesia sp. near mushroom. Smedley Park, Springfield, PA.
American carrion beetle
American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana). Ashbridge Preserve, East Goshen, PA.
American carrion beetle
American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana). Rose Tree Park, Media, PA.
American carrion beetle
American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana). Rose Tree Park, Media, PA.
American carrion beetle
American carrion beetle (Necrophila americana). Male. Willisbrook Preserve, Malvern, PA.
Gray-winged neoclyt borer
Gray-winged neoclyt borer (Neoclytus scutellaris). Zolfo Springs, FL.
Horned passalus
Horned passalus (Odontotaenius disjunctus). Maurice Bower Saul Wildlife Sanctuary, Rose Valley, PA.
Orchesia
Orchesia sp. on mushroom. Smedley Park, Springfield, PA.
Brown prionid
Brown prionid (Orthosoma brunneum). Swarthmore, PA.
Hermit flower beetle
Hermit flower beetle (Osmoderma scabra). Kaaterskill Falls, NY.
Common eastern firefly
Common eastern firefly (Photinus pyralis). Swarthmore, PA.
Broad-necked root borer
Broad-necked root borer (Prionus laticollis). Swarthmore, PA.
Pyractomena and ant
Firefly (Pyractomena sp.) being attacked by an ant. Crow’s Nest Preserve, Elverson, PA.
Pyractomena borealis larva
Pyractomena borealis searching for pupation site. Binky Lee Preserve, Chester Springs, PA.
Pyractomena borealis larva
Pyractomena borealis searching for pupation site. Binky Lee Preserve, Chester Springs, PA.
Pyractomena borealis mouthparts
Close-up of the protractible head of a Pyractomena borealis larva. Swarthmore, PA.
Pyractomena borealis larva
Pyractomena borealis larva. Crum Woods, Swarthmore, PA.
Pyractomena borealis larva
Pyractomena borealis (Lampyridae) on aerial roots. Crum Woods, Swarthmore, PA (USA).
Pyractomena borealis pupa
Pupa of Pyractomena borealis attached to tree via pygopod. Hildacy Preserve, Media, PA.
Pyractomena borealis using pygopod
Pyractomena borealis using pygopod. Binky Lee Preserve, Chester Springs, PA.
Pyropyga
Firefly (Pyropyga sp.) on blade of grass. Swarthmore, PA.
Ribbed pine boreror)
Ribbed pine borer (Rhagium inquisitor). Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA.
Red cocklebur weevil
Red cocklebur weevil (Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus).
Red cocklebur weevil
Red cocklebur weevil (Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus).
Scaphinotus viridis
Scaphinotus viridis.
Dodder gall weevil
Dodder gall weevil (Smicronyx sculpticollis) on scaldweed. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Dodder gall weevil
Dodder gall weevil (Smicronyx sculpticollis; Curculionidae). Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, UT.
Dodder gall weevil
Dodder gall weevil (Smicronyx sculpticollis). Saugerties, NY.
Slender flower longhorn beetle
Slender flower longhorn beetle (Strangalia famelica famelica) on mullein. Willisbrook Preserve, Malvern, PA.
Strangalia luteicornis
Strangalia luteicornis on Hydrangea. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Cadelle
Cadelle (Tenebroides sp.). Smedley Park, Springfield, PA.
Red milkweed beetles
Mating red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) on a milkweed leaf. Hildacy Preserve, Media, PA.
Tricrania sanguinipennis
Tricrania sanguinipennis, parasitoid of Colletes rufithorax, a ground-nesting bee. Swarthmore, PA.
Tricrania sanguinipennis
Tricrania sanguinipennis, parasitoid of Colletes rufithorax, a ground-nesting bee. Swarthmore, PA.
Banded longhorn
Banded longhorn (Typocerus velutinus) on leaf. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Banded longhorn
Banded longhorn (Typocerus velutinus) on leaf. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY.
Rustic boring beetle
Xylotrechus colonus (rustic boring beelte). Swarthmore, PA.