This ClipArt gallery includes 558 illustrations of insects from the order Coleoptera, including beetles, weevils, borers, carabus, scarabs, and ladybugs (also known as ladybirds or lady beetles).

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Beetle

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Beetle

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Beetle

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Beetle

Coptocycla aurichalcea species.

Tribolium cofusum species; adult.

Beetle

Tribolium cofusum species; adult.

Tribolium cofusum species; larva.

Beetle

Tribolium cofusum species; larva.

Tribolium cofusum species; pupa.

Beetle

Tribolium cofusum species; pupa.

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; very young larva.

Beetle

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; very young larva.

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; pupa.

Beetle

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; pupa.

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; beetle.

Beetle

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; beetle.

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; structural detail.

Beetle

Clover-leaf beetle, Phytonomus punctatus species; structural detail.

Rhubarb-beetle of the Lixus concauis species; larva.

Beetle

Rhubarb-beetle of the Lixus concauis species; larva.

Rhubarb-beetle of the Lixus concauis species; pupa.

Beetle

Rhubarb-beetle of the Lixus concauis species; pupa.

Illustration of a small beetle known as Systena blanda.

Beetle

Illustration of a small beetle known as Systena blanda.

An illustration of a large black beetle.

Beetle

An illustration of a large black beetle.

Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. The general anatomy of beetles is quite uniform, although specific organs and appendages may vary greatly in appearance and function between the many families in the order. Like all insects, beetles' bodies are divided into three sections: the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. We see here the long-horned borer beetle showing the larva, pupa, and adult insect.

Beetle

Beetles are the group of insects with the largest number of known species. The general anatomy of beetles…

Illustrated is a beetle, showing different parts.

Beetle

Illustrated is a beetle, showing different parts.

Pictured is a beetle borer and its work. The larva bores in the young wood of raspberry and blackberry.

Beetle Borer

Pictured is a beetle borer and its work. The larva bores in the young wood of raspberry and blackberry.

An illustration of a beetle fossil.

Beetle Fossil

An illustration of a beetle fossil.

The larva of a beetle.

Beetle Larva

The larva of a beetle.

The larva of the bean leaf-beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata.

Bean Leaf-Beetle Larva

The larva of the bean leaf-beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata.

The campodeiform larva of a ground beetle.

Beetle Larva

The campodeiform larva of a ground beetle.

"A beetle on the flower of the twayblade." -Bergen, 1896

Beetle on Flower

"A beetle on the flower of the twayblade." -Bergen, 1896

"Beetle Pupa (Magnified)."-Whitney, 1902

Beetle Pupa

"Beetle Pupa (Magnified)."-Whitney, 1902

The pupa of a beetle.

Beetle Pupa

The pupa of a beetle.

"d, Carpet beetle (Anthrenus scrophulariae) with larva a, b, and pupa, c." -Parker, 1900

Carpet Beetle Stages

"d, Carpet beetle (Anthrenus scrophulariae) with larva a, b, and pupa, c." -Parker, 1900

"Larva, pupa, and adult respectively of water-beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)." -Thomson, 1916

Water Beetle Stages

"Larva, pupa, and adult respectively of water-beetle (Dytiscus marginalis)." -Thomson, 1916

The adult beetle.

Adult Beetle

The adult beetle.

This species is dreaded by furriers because of the damage it inflicts.

Attagenus Pellio

This species is dreaded by furriers because of the damage it inflicts.

A beetle whose larvae is very destructive to stuffed animals in museums.

Bacon Beetle

A beetle whose larvae is very destructive to stuffed animals in museums.

"They eat bacon, skins, and also attack each other. The perfect insect does no damage. Insects in this family feign death when attacked."

Bacon Beetle (Dermestes Lardarius)

"They eat bacon, skins, and also attack each other. The perfect insect does no damage. Insects in this…

A beetle whose larva is very destructive to stuffed animals in museums.

Bacon Beetle Larva

A beetle whose larva is very destructive to stuffed animals in museums.

Ips fasciatus insect.

Bark Beetle

Ips fasciatus insect.

A bark beetle is one of approximately 220 genera with 6,000 species of beetles in the subfamily Scolytinae. Traditionally this was considered a distinct family Scolytidae, but nowadays it is understood that bark beetles are in fact very specialized members of the "true weevil" family (Curculionidae).

Bark Beetle

A bark beetle is one of approximately 220 genera with 6,000 species of beetles in the subfamily Scolytinae.…

The adult of the bean leaf-beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata.

Bean Leaf-Beetle

The adult of the bean leaf-beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata.

"The <em>Leptura Mordax</em>, or <em> Rhagium Mordax</em> of Europe, three-fourths of an inch long, bites severely when captured with the hand." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Blackspotted Pliers Support Beetle

"The Leptura Mordax, or Rhagium Mordax of Europe, three-fourths of an inch long,…

Lytta Vesicatoria, common name Blister Beetle.

Blister Beetle

Lytta Vesicatoria, common name Blister Beetle.

Epicauta vittata species; larva.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta vittata species; larva.

Epicauta vittata species; coarctata larva from side.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta vittata species; coarctata larva from side.

Epicauta vittata species; coarctata larva from back.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta vittata species; coarctata larva from back.

Epicauta vittata species; true pupa from side.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta vittata species; true pupa from side.

Epicauta vittata species; true pupa from front.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta vittata species; true pupa from front.

Adult Epicauta Vittata.

Blister Beetle

Adult Epicauta Vittata.

An adult Epicauta Cinerea.

Blister Beetle

An adult Epicauta Cinerea.

"Macrobasis unicolor: female beetle at right; male antenna at left." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Blister Beetle

"Macrobasis unicolor: female beetle at right; male antenna at left." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Female Nuttall's Blister Beetle, Cantharis nuttalli.

Blister Beetle

Female Nuttall's Blister Beetle, Cantharis nuttalli.

Epicauta pardalis is a species of blister beetle in the Meloidae family.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta pardalis is a species of blister beetle in the Meloidae family.

Epicauta maculata is a species of blister beetle in the Meloidae family.

Blister Beetle

Epicauta maculata is a species of blister beetle in the Meloidae family.

Beetles (Coleoptera) in the family Meloidae are commonly known as blister beetles, after their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin. There are approximately 2,500 known species worldwide. Many are conspicuous and some aposematically colored, announcing their toxicity to would-be predators.

Blister Beetle

Beetles (Coleoptera) in the family Meloidae are commonly known as blister beetles, after their defensive…

"The bombadier beetle has a large oval abdomen, which secretes a caustic fluid. They live in societies, and when they are attacked or alarmed, they discharge this fluid, which not only makes a loud report, but diffuses a disagreeable and penetrating odor: if the liquid strikes the human skin, it produces a blister." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bombadier Beetle

"The bombadier beetle has a large oval abdomen, which secretes a caustic fluid. They live in societies,…

"These congregate together under stones, and when disturbed discharge a caustic fluid of an extremely penetrating odor, and so volatile that no sooner does it come in contact with the atmosphere than it passes into a vapour, accompanied by a considerable explosion, during which they seek to escape. When placed on the tongue this guid causes a sharp pain and leaves a yellow spot somewhat similar to that produced by a drop of nitric acid. The Bombardiers are said to be capable of giving off as many as 18 of such discharges at a time." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893.

Bombardier Beetle

"These congregate together under stones, and when disturbed discharge a caustic fluid of an extremely…

Brachinus Fumans insect.

Bombardier Beetle

Brachinus Fumans insect.

"It is very rare in northern climates. It may be found on birch trees. In the hottest parts of the world they are very abundant; they are of large dimensions and adorned with sparkling colors."

Buprestis (Cyria) Imperialis

"It is very rare in northern climates. It may be found on birch trees. In the hottest parts of the world…

"The Burying Beetles are prompted by their insect to bury any small animals or pieces of carrion as a provision for their young. In many cases several of them set to work together, getting under the animal to be buried, and digging the earth out with their feet." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Burying Beetles

"The Burying Beetles are prompted by their insect to bury any small animals or pieces of carrion as…

Nicrophorus germanicus, a larger species of necrophaga.

Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus germanicus, a larger species of necrophaga.

"A very beautiful specimen of this tribe may be found in June on oak-tees."

Pupa of Calosoma Auropunctata

"A very beautiful specimen of this tribe may be found in June on oak-tees."

"An Australian insect, of a bright black, which attains to more than an inch and three quarters in length, and whose short, serrated legs enable it to hollow out the ground."

Campylocnemis Schroeteri

"An Australian insect, of a bright black, which attains to more than an inch and three quarters in length,…

"The insects of this tribe, called <em>Capricorn Beetles</em> and distributed throughout most parts of the world, are generally distinguished by the great length of their entennae, these being usually considerably longer than the body." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Capricorn Beetle

"The insects of this tribe, called Capricorn Beetles and distributed throughout most parts…

"Abounds in trees and gardens. When it is touched it disgorges a black and acrid saliva, and ejects from the abdomen a corrosive liquid of a disagreeable odor. It lives on the larvae of other insects."

Carabus Canaliculatus

"Abounds in trees and gardens. When it is touched it disgorges a black and acrid saliva, and ejects…