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).

A little golden beetle.

Leaf Beetle

A little golden beetle.

Galeruca notata is a beetle species in the Chrysomelidae family of leaf beetles.

Dorsal View of Leaf Beetle

Galeruca notata is a beetle species in the Chrysomelidae family of leaf beetles.

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; larva.

Leather Beetle

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; larva.

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; pupa.

Leather Beetle

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; pupa.

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; adult.

Leather Beetle

The leather-beetle, Dermestes vulpinus species; adult.

Beetles form a large group of insects that number over 300,000 species. They all have hard wings which meet in the center of the back forming a line.

Lightning Spring Beetles

Beetles form a large group of insects that number over 300,000 species. They all have hard wings which…

Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles.

Lina Populi

Beetles in the family Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles.

"Elaphidion parallelum ... a, larva; b, twig split open, showing inclosed pupa; k, severed end of twig; c, beetle; i, basal joints of an antenna, showing the characteristic spines at the tip of the third and fourth joints; j, tip of elytron; d, e, f, g, h, head, maxilla, labium, mandible, and antenna of larva." -Whitney, 1911

Long-Horned Beetle

"Elaphidion parallelum ... a, larva; b, twig split open, showing inclosed pupa; k, severed end of twig;…

Lophonocerus Barbicornus.

Longhorn Beetle

Lophonocerus Barbicornus.

Cassida Longicornis, common name Longhorned Tortoise Beetle.

Longhorned Tortoise Beetle

Cassida Longicornis, common name Longhorned Tortoise Beetle.

"a, first or trungulin larva ( line shows natural size)." - Century, 1889

Male Blister Beetle

"a, first or trungulin larva ( line shows natural size)." - Century, 1889

These beetles are brown and are often called June bugs.

May Beetle

These beetles are brown and are often called June bugs.

These beetles are brown and are often called June bugs.

May Beetle

These beetles are brown and are often called June bugs.

The grubs of the may beetle can be very destructive to turf.

May Beetle

The grubs of the may beetle can be very destructive to turf.

Mealworms are the larva form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, a species of darkling beetle. Like all holometabolic insects, they go through four life-stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Larvae typically measure about 2.5 cm or more, whereas adults are generally between 1.25 and 1.8 cm in length.

Mealworm Beetle

Mealworms are the larva form of the mealworm beetle, Tenebrio molitor, a species of darkling beetle.…

"The <em>Ateuchi</em> are large, flat insects, with a broudtoothed clypeus. To this genus belongs the Sacred Scarabaeus of the Egyptians."

Megaceras Chorinaeus

"The Ateuchi are large, flat insects, with a broudtoothed clypeus. To this genus belongs the…

"The Sternoxi include the Metallic Beetles, Buprestidae the most gorgeous of the coleopterous families. Some have a general coppery hue, whilst some present the beautiful contrast of fine yellow spots and marks upon a highly polished blue or green ground, and others exhibit the appearance of burnished gold or of rubies, inlaid on emerald of emony. The elytra of the Metallic Beetles are those usually employed in the embroidery of ladies' dresses and for other purposes of personal ornament. They are most plentiful in the thick forests of tropical countries, and seem partial to stage in the heart of timber." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Metallic Beetle

"The Sternoxi include the Metallic Beetles, Buprestidae the most gorgeous of the coleopterous families.…

"The Sternoxi include the Metallic Beetles, Buprestidae the most gorgeous of the coleopterous families. Some have a general coppery hue, whilst some present the beautiful contrast of fine yellow spots and marks upon a highly polished blue or green ground, and others exhibit the appearance of burnished gold or of rubies, inlaid on emerald of emony. The elytra of the Metallic Beetles are those usually employed in the embroidery of ladies' dresses and for other purposes of personal ornament. They are most plentiful in the thick forests of tropical countries, and seem partial to stage in the heart of timber." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Metallic Beetle Larva

"The Sternoxi include the Metallic Beetles, Buprestidae the most gorgeous of the coleopterous families.…

"The Mimic Beetles seldom exceed one-third of an inch in length, and are of very solid consistence, their elytra being so hard that the pin of the entomologist is with difficulty made to enter. They are somewhat square in form, with the upper surface highly polished, feeding chiefly on putrid substances and found in great abundance in spring on the dung of oxen and horses." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Mimic Beetle

"The Mimic Beetles seldom exceed one-third of an inch in length, and are of very solid consistence,…

"The innumerable tribe of Harpalidae (or Harpalinae) contains carnivorous beetles of very small size. Hidden under stones, in dry leaves, at the foot of trees, they attack a number of small insects, caterpillars, etc., exterminating a quantity of vermin."

Larva of Mormolyce Phyllodes

"The innumerable tribe of Harpalidae (or Harpalinae) contains carnivorous beetles of very small size.…

Harpalus Caliginosus insect.

Murky Ground Beetle

Harpalus Caliginosus insect.

"They are small almost globular, of a pale yellow with green lines, an live in sand bordering rivers. This species can be found all along the coast of the Mediterranean."

Nebria Arenaria

"They are small almost globular, of a pale yellow with green lines, an live in sand bordering rivers.…

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the bone." This one is native to Australia.

Necrodes Lacrymosa

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the…

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the bone."

Necrodes Littoralis (Female)

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the…

"The <em>Necrophori</em>, or Grave Diggers, are honest undertakers, who carefully bury carcasses left on the soil."

Necrophorus Germanicus

"The Necrophori, or Grave Diggers, are honest undertakers, who carefully bury carcasses left…

"The <em>Necrophori</em>, or Grave Diggers, are honest undertakers, who carefully bury carcasses left on the soil."

Necrophorus Vespillo

"The Necrophori, or Grave Diggers, are honest undertakers, who carefully bury carcasses left…

Oil Beetle.

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle.

"They are small almost globular, of a pale yellow with green lines, an live in sand bordering rivers."

Omophron Libatum

"They are small almost globular, of a pale yellow with green lines, an live in sand bordering rivers."

"A common specimen about an inch long, of a chestnut brown and perfectly smooth. The male, but not the female, has on its head a horn. Its larva lives in rotten wood."

Oryctes Nasicornis (Male)

"A common specimen about an inch long, of a chestnut brown and perfectly smooth. The male, but not the…

A beetle which can roll itself into a ball like a pill.

Pill Beetle

A beetle which can roll itself into a ball like a pill.

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; adult." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Pine Beetle

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; adult." —Davison, 1906

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; pupa." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Pine Beetle

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; pupa." —Davison, 1906

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; larva." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Pine Beetle

"Pine-bark beetle whose work has made pine lumber expensive; larva." —Davison, 1906

This illustration shows the destructive pine-bark beetle: a, adult beetle, enlarged; b, adult, natural size; c, pupa, enlarged; d, larva, enlarged; e, young larva, enlarged; f, egg, enlarged; g, larva, natural size.

Pine Beetle Stages

This illustration shows the destructive pine-bark beetle: a, adult beetle, enlarged; b, adult, natural…

Predaceous diving beetles is a family of water beetles. They are about 25 mm (one inch) long on average, though there is much variation between species. Dytiscus latissimus, the largest, can grow up to 45 mm long. Most are dark brown, blackish or dark olive in color with golden highlights in some subfamilies. They have short, but sharp mandibles. Immediately upon biting they deliver digestive enzymes. The larvae are commonly known as water tigers. The family has not been comprehensively cataloged since 1920, but is estimated to include about 4,000 species in over 160 genera.

Predaceous Beetle

Predaceous diving beetles is a family of water beetles. They are about 25 mm (one inch) long on average,…

Predaceous diving beetles is a family of water beetles. They are about 25 mm (one inch) long on average, though there is much variation between species. Dytiscus latissimus, the largest, can grow up to 45 mm long. Most are dark brown, blackish or dark olive in color with golden highlights in some subfamilies. They have short, but sharp mandibles. Immediately upon biting they deliver digestive enzymes. The larvae are commonly known as water tigers. The family has not been comprehensively cataloged since 1920, but is estimated to include about 4,000 species in over 160 genera.

Predaceous Beetle

Predaceous diving beetles is a family of water beetles. They are about 25 mm (one inch) long on average,…

"Lives on the debris of reeds, and on the borders of marshes."

Pselaphus Heisii

"Lives on the debris of reeds, and on the borders of marshes."

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

Bean Leaf-Beetle Pupa

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

Byturus unicolor insect.

Raspberry Beetle

Byturus unicolor insect.

A beetle having a small horn on its head.

Rhinoceos Beetle

A beetle having a small horn on its head.

The Grape Rootworm Beetle (Fidia viticida) is an insect in the Chrysomelidae family of leaf beetles.

Grape Rootworm Beetle

The Grape Rootworm Beetle (Fidia viticida) is an insect in the Chrysomelidae family of leaf beetles.

"Is of an ashy-blue color and is a very elegant species." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Rosalie Beetle

"Is of an ashy-blue color and is a very elegant species." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

A beetle of the Centonia genus.

Rose Beetle

A beetle of the Centonia genus.

A common species which infests roses in the United States.

Rose Beetle

A common species which infests roses in the United States.

"The rose-beetle frequents roses especially, of which it eats the petals and stamens. They fly by day and night, without opening their anterior wings."

Rose Beetle (Cetonia Aurata)

"The rose-beetle frequents roses especially, of which it eats the petals and stamens. They fly by day…

"It is found in rotten wood, and often in ants' nests. When it has acquired its full development, it makes a cocoon of oval form, in which it transforms itself into a pupa."

Larva of Rose Beetle (Cetonia Aurata)

"It is found in rotten wood, and often in ants' nests. When it has acquired its full development, it…

A type of rove beetle.

Rove Beetle

A type of rove beetle.

"Many of the dung beetles, among which the Sacred Beetle of the Egyptians, <em>Scarabus Aegyptiorum</em>, holds a prominent place, are remarkable for inclosing their eggs in a small pellet of dung, which they then roll along with their hind-legs, until they drop it into a hole which they have dug for its reception." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sacred Beetle

"Many of the dung beetles, among which the Sacred Beetle of the Egyptians, Scarabus Aegyptiorum,…

"The Sacred Beetle of Egypt, Ateuchus sacer, somewhat resembles the Dor in form and habits. After depositing her egg on a piece of dung the female rolls the mass about in the sunshine with her forelegs until it forms a rounded ball. The process of hatching is thus accelerated, and a thin hardened crust is formed around the softer material inclosing the egg. A hole is then dug in the earth by means of its powerful forelegs, into which the ball is rolled and then covered over with earth, where it remains until fully developed. Those beetles show great perseverance in conveying the egg-laden pellets to their destination, frequently carrying them over rough ground on the broad flat surface of their heads, and seeking, when unable singly to complete the work, the assistance of their fellows." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Sacred Beetle

"The Sacred Beetle of Egypt, Ateuchus sacer, somewhat resembles the Dor in form and habits. After depositing…

An extensive genus of coleopterous insects tribes, and answering to the section Lamellicornes of Latereille. They are sometimes called dung-beetles, from their habit of enclosing their eggs in pellet of dung, which are placed in holes excavated for their reception.

Sacred Beetle

An extensive genus of coleopterous insects tribes, and answering to the section Lamellicornes of Latereille.…

Silvanus Surinamensis, beetle.

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle

Silvanus Surinamensis, beetle.

Silvanus Surinamensis, pupa.

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle

Silvanus Surinamensis, pupa.

Silvanus Surinamensis, larva.

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle

Silvanus Surinamensis, larva.

"Is nearly twice as long as the hercules beetle, its color being of a brilliant brown." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Scarab Beetle

"Is nearly twice as long as the hercules beetle, its color being of a brilliant brown." — Goodrich,…

"The <em>S. nasicornis</em> is a European species, common in gardens, and is noted for a pair of curious conical horns upon its head." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Scarab Beetle

"The S. nasicornis is a European species, common in gardens, and is noted for a pair of curious…

Scarabaeidae. Stout-bodied beetles, many with bright metallic colors.

Scarab Beetle

Scarabaeidae. Stout-bodied beetles, many with bright metallic colors.

"Some species collect portions of excrement, which they make up into balls and roll them until they are as perfectly rounded as pills, in which they lay their eggs."

Scarabaeus (Golofa) Porteri

"Some species collect portions of excrement, which they make up into balls and roll them until they…

"Sometimes this larva destroys great forests of oak trees. In 1783, in the Forest of Hartz, 1,500,000 trees were destroyed by these insects."

Larva of Scolytus

"Sometimes this larva destroys great forests of oak trees. In 1783, in the Forest of Hartz, 1,500,000…

"1. A serricorn beetle (an elater). 2, 3. Englarged antennae of other serricorns (species of Phyllocerus and Pachyderes)." -Whitney, 1911

Serricorn Beetle

"1. A serricorn beetle (an elater). 2, 3. Englarged antennae of other serricorns (species of Phyllocerus…

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the bone. [This] species climbs trees and attacks caterpillars."

Silpha Thoracica

"They introduce themselves under the skin of the carcasses of animals, and devour their flesh to the…