Beetles have two pair of wings with the first pair being hard and horny, (Wood, 1896). (Wood, 1896).

Beetle

Beetles have two pair of wings with the first pair being hard and horny, (Wood, 1896). (Wood, 1896).

Beetles are members of the Coleopterans, the largest order of insects. They are distinguished by a hard pair of wings.

Beetle

Beetles are members of the Coleopterans, the largest order of insects. They are distinguished by a hard…

Beetles are members of the Coleopterans, the largest order of insects. They are distinguished by a hard pair of wings.

Beetle

Beetles are members of the Coleopterans, the largest order of insects. They are distinguished by a hard…

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.

"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…

"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,…

"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,…

"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…

"These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They are nature's undertakers. A great number live on the skins and flesh of dried animals; some attack roots, bark, wood, leaves and fruits."

Cetonia Argentea

"These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They are nature's undertakers. A great…

"These insects are generally found in dark and dirty places about houses, in cellars, and similar situations." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Churchyard Beetle

"These insects are generally found in dark and dirty places about houses, in cellars, and similar situations."…

"The <em>Elater striatus</em> of Caenne, is an inch long, of a black color, and striped upon the back." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Click Beetle

"The Elater striatus of Caenne, is an inch long, of a black color, and striped upon the back."…

"In from four to six weeks after being laid, the little larvae are hatched, and immediately attack the roots of vegetables."

Larva of the Cockchafer (Melolontha Vulgaris)

"In from four to six weeks after being laid, the little larvae are hatched, and immediately attack the…

"In from four to six weeks after being laid, the little larvae are hatched, and immediately attack the roots of vegetables."

Larva of the Cockchafer (Melolontha Vulgaris)

"In from four to six weeks after being laid, the little larvae are hatched, and immediately attack the…

"At the end of the third year it changes into a pupa, after having surrounded itself with a cocoon consolidated with a glutinous froth and some threads of silk."

Pupa of the Cockchafer (Melolontha Vulgaris)

"At the end of the third year it changes into a pupa, after having surrounded itself with a cocoon consolidated…

"At the end of the third year it changes into a pupa, after having surrounded itself with a cocoon consolidated with a glutinous froth and some threads of silk."

Pupa of the Cockchafer (Melolontha Vulgaris)

"At the end of the third year it changes into a pupa, after having surrounded itself with a cocoon consolidated…

An adult common carpet beetle, a small grayish or black beetle belonging to the order Coleoptera.

Adult Common Carpet Beetle

An adult common carpet beetle, a small grayish or black beetle belonging to the order Coleoptera.

Pupa of the common carpet beetle, a small grayish or black beetle belonging to the order Coleoptera.

Common Carpet Beetle Pupa

Pupa of the common carpet beetle, a small grayish or black beetle belonging to the order Coleoptera.

"According to a traveler, the women of Egypt eat these cooked with butter to make them fat. They are used also for earache, bite of the scorpion, etc."

Ctenostoma Rugosa

"According to a traveler, the women of Egypt eat these cooked with butter to make them fat. They are…

"An insect very common in Havana, Brazil, Guiana and Mexico. It may be seen at night in great numbers amongst the foliage of trees. They sometimes are so numerous that they light up the forests for travelers in those countries where the heat prevents traveling by day."

Cucuyo (Pyrophorus Noctilucus)

"An insect very common in Havana, Brazil, Guiana and Mexico. It may be seen at night in great numbers…

Another insect belonging to the <em>Dytici</em> family, or Water Beetles.

Cybister Roeselii

Another insect belonging to the Dytici family, or Water Beetles.

"Other species, which also bore into timber in their larva state, are well known by the name of <em>Death-watch - Anobium -</em> from their habit of knocking with their jaws against the wood-work upon which they are standing, this being the call of the insect to its mate." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Deathwatch Beetles

"Other species, which also bore into timber in their larva state, are well known by the name of Death-watch

"Even among the small species several of great beauty are to be met with, and few insects can boast of greater beauty than the well-known Diamond-beetle of Brazil, <em>Curculio imperialis</em>". &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Diamond Beetle

"Even among the small species several of great beauty are to be met with, and few insects can boast…

"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."

Dung Beetle (Silpha Quadrapunctata)

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

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

Dynastes Hercules

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

"The most common species of the <em>Dytici</em>, or Water Beetles. They sometimes attack the <em>Hydrophilus Piceus</em>."

Dyticus Marginalis (Female)

"The most common species of the Dytici, or Water Beetles. They sometimes attack the Hydrophilus

"The most common species of the <em>Dytici</em>, or Water Beetles. They sometimes attack the <em>Hydrophilus Piceus</em>."

Dyticus Marginalis (Male)

"The most common species of the Dytici, or Water Beetles. They sometimes attack the Hydrophilus

"A larger species from Brazil, with very long front legs."

Epinectus Sulcatus

"A larger species from Brazil, with very long front legs."

"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 Galerita Lecontei

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

"It has the power of making its natural torch shine or disappear at will. The luminous properties with which the females alone of these insects are endowed serve to reveal their presence to the opposite sex."

Female Lampyris Noctiluca

"It has the power of making its natural torch shine or disappear at will. The luminous properties with…

"It has the power of making its natural torch shine or disappear at will. The luminous properties with which the females alone of these insects are endowed serve to reveal their presence to the opposite sex."

Male Lampyris Noctiluca

"It has the power of making its natural torch shine or disappear at will. The luminous properties with…

"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."

Golden Ground Beetle (Carabus Auratus)

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

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They are nature's undertakers. A great number live on the skins and flesh of dried animals; some attack roots, bark, wood, leaves and fruits. The male of the Goliaths, found on the coast of Guiana."

Goliathus Cacicus (Male)

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They…

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They are nature's undertakers. A great number live on the skins and flesh of dried animals; some attack roots, bark, wood, leaves and fruits."

Goliathus Derbyana

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They…

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They are nature's undertakers. A great number live on the skins and flesh of dried animals; some attack roots, bark, wood, leaves and fruits."

Goliathus Polyphemus

"This represents the Goliaths. These insects often feed upon matter in a state of putrefaction. They…

"The <em>Dyticus marginalis</em>, a European species very common in ponds, attains a length of more than an inch." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Great Diving Beetle Adult and Larvae

"The Dyticus marginalis, a European species very common in ponds, attains a length of more…

"The <em>Dyticus marginalis</em>, a European species very common in ponds, attains a length of more than an inch." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Great Diving Beetle Female

"The Dyticus marginalis, a European species very common in ponds, attains a length of more…

"A distinct species, which exists in a little lake of mineral waters in France, where visitors amuse themselves by fishing for them with a line baited with bits of red cloth, which it attacks."

Gyrinus Distinctus

"A distinct species, which exists in a little lake of mineral waters in France, where visitors amuse…

"They swim rapidly, describing incessantly capricious circles. These movements have gained for them the name of Whirligigs. They have four eyes, the lower ones looking into the water, while the upper eyes look upward toward the air."

Gyrinus Natator

"They swim rapidly, describing incessantly capricious circles. These movements have gained for them…

"They swim rapidly, describing incessantly capricious circles. These movements have gained for them the name of Whirligigs. They have four eyes, the lower ones looking into the water, while the upper eyes look upward toward the air."

Larva of Gyrinus Natator

"They swim rapidly, describing incessantly capricious circles. These movements have gained for them…

"The <em>Gyrinus Striatus</em> is found in the waters of Southern Europe. These insects are all small, not exceeding, as a rule, one fifth of an inch in length."

Gyrinus Striatus

"The Gyrinus Striatus is found in the waters of Southern Europe. These insects are all small,…

"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."

Harpalus Aeneus

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

"The hercules beetle is a native of Brazil, sometimes attaining a length of five inches." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Hercules Beetle

"The hercules beetle is a native of Brazil, sometimes attaining a length of five inches." — Goodrich,…

"It is common in fresh waters. It must not be seized without taking precautions, as its breast is provided with a strong point, which pierces the skin."

Hydrophilus Piceus

"It is common in fresh waters. It must not be seized without taking precautions, as its breast is provided…

"The female is sometimes seen clinging to aquatic plants head downward, forming her cocoon, terminated by a long pedicle, in which she places her eggs, by means of the two bristles situated at the extremity of the abdomen."

Bristles at the Extremity of the Abdomen of the Hydrophilus Piceus

"The female is sometimes seen clinging to aquatic plants head downward, forming her cocoon, terminated…

"At the end of two months the larva comes out of the water and burrows into the ground to undergo its metamorphosis into a pupa, which becomes a perfect insect a month afterward."

Pupa of the Hydrophilus Piceus

"At the end of two months the larva comes out of the water and burrows into the ground to undergo its…

"All vegetables, the vine, fruit trees, the ash, pine, etc., are eaten by some weevil or other."

Hylesinus Piniperda

"All vegetables, the vine, fruit trees, the ash, pine, etc., are eaten by some weevil or other."

"They are met with in South America. The males have an extraordinary head. They fly during the day around the great trees on which they live."

Inca Clathrata

"They are met with in South America. The males have an extraordinary head. They fly during the day around…

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

Lina Populi

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

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 prothorax of the May beetle.

May Beetle

The prothorax of the May beetle.

The mesothorax of the May beetle.

May Beetle

The mesothorax of the May beetle.

The metathorax of the May beetle.

May Beetle

The metathorax of the May beetle.

The abdomen of the May beetle.

May Beetle

The abdomen of the May beetle.