"Carrion-beetle (Silpha inaequalis). a, larva; d, same; f, g, h, mandible, labium, and maxilla of larva; i, j, anal process and antenna of same; m, one of the lateral processes. b, pupa; e, same; l, anal process of same. c, beetle; k, anterior tarsus of same." -Whitney, 1911

Carrion Beetle

"Carrion-beetle (Silpha inaequalis). a, larva; d, same; f, g, h, mandible, labium, and maxilla of larva;…

A species of beetle found in tropical Africa.

Centaur Beetle

A species of beetle found in tropical Africa.

"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."…

Churchyard Beetle.

Churchyard Beetle

Churchyard Beetle.

"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."…

Also known as skipjacks. They are a beetle characterized by a click mechanism they possess, which they use to avoid predation.

Click Beetle

Also known as skipjacks. They are a beetle characterized by a click mechanism they possess, which they…

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.

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

Common Carpet Beetle Larva

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

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

Common Carpet Beetle Larva

Larva of the 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.

"Corn Beetle: a, larva, natural size; b, larva, magnified; c, perfect insect, natural dize; d, perfect insect, magnified." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Beetle

"Corn Beetle: a, larva, natural size; b, larva, magnified; c, perfect insect, natural dize; d, perfect…

"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…

The adult of Dytiscus fasciventris, a species of predacious diving beetles.

Diving Beetle

The adult of Dytiscus fasciventris, a species of predacious diving beetles.

The pupa of Dytiscus marginalis, the Great Diving Beetle.

Great Diving Beetle

The pupa of Dytiscus marginalis, the Great Diving Beetle.

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known as "wheeling its drowsy flight" during fine evenings. This it does in search of a patch of cow-dung, through which it makes its way until reaching the ground, where it bores a perpendicular tunnel about 8 inches deep, and as wide as a man's finger; then ascending to the surface it conveys a quantity of dung to the bottom, and on this it proceeds to deposit an egg; another layer of the same material and another egg follow until the entire shaft is filled." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Dung Beetle

"A black insect, with brilliant metallic blue or purple reflections on the under side, and well known…

The dung beetle is an insect in the Scarabaeidae family and was a sacred icon to the Egyptians.

Dung Beetle

The dung beetle is an insect in the Scarabaeidae family and was a sacred icon to the Egyptians.

"Under Surface of Head of Tumble-bug (Copris carolina), about four times natural size. 1, galea; 2, palpifer; 3, lacinia; 4, subgalea; 5, maxillary palp; 6, stipes." -Whitney, 1911

Ventral View of Dung Beetle

"Under Surface of Head of Tumble-bug (Copris carolina), about four times natural size. 1, galea; 2,…

Elmis glaber is a species of beetle in the Elmidae family.

Elmis Beetle

Elmis glaber is a species of beetle in the Elmidae family.

"Smallish insects, generally of a black color, with the elytra rather shorter than the body, which is usually of a square form." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Four-Spotted Beetle

"Smallish insects, generally of a black color, with the elytra rather shorter than the body, which is…

The Handsome Fungus Beetle (Endomychus biguttatus) is an insect in the Cucujoidea superfamily of beetles.

Handsome Fungus Beetle

The Handsome Fungus Beetle (Endomychus biguttatus) is an insect in the Cucujoidea superfamily of beetles.

"One of the largest European beetles, the Brown Hydrophile, <em>Hydrous piceus</em>, which is common in ponds in some localities, belongs to [the philhydrida]." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Giant Silver Beetle

"One of the largest European beetles, the Brown Hydrophile, Hydrous piceus, which is common…

The African goliath-beetles and the american elephant-beetles are the largest of all insects.

Goliath Beetle

The African goliath-beetles and the american elephant-beetles are the largest of all insects.

The Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) is a beetle of the Silvanidae family and is named after the saw teeth on the sides of its prothorax.

Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle

The Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis) is a beetle of the Silvanidae family and is…

"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…

Ega sallei is a species of insect in the Carabidae family of ground beetles.

Ground Beetle

Ega sallei is a species of insect in the Carabidae family of ground beetles.

Elaphrus riparius is a species of Ground Beetle in the Carabidae family.

Ground Beetle

Elaphrus riparius is a species of Ground Beetle in the Carabidae family.

The dorsal view of the Ground Beetle (Evarthrus orbatus), an insect in the Carabidae family of carabid beetles.

Dorsal View of Ground Beetle

The dorsal view of the Ground Beetle (Evarthrus orbatus), an insect in the Carabidae family of carabid…

The Ivory-Marked Beetle (Eburia quadrigeminata) is an insect in the Cerambycidae family of longhorn beetles.

Ivory-Marked Beetle

The Ivory-Marked Beetle (Eburia quadrigeminata) is an insect in the Cerambycidae family of longhorn…

"Received its specific name on account of the fondness exhibited by its curious larva for bacon." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lard Beetles

"Received its specific name on account of the fondness exhibited by its curious larva for bacon." —…

"Under surface of large beetle, with deeply concave and comparatively small wings, shows that the nervures of the wings of the beetle are arranged along the anterior margins and throughout the substance of the wings generally, very much as the bones of the arm, forearm, and hand, are in the wings of the bat, to which they bear a very marked resemblance, both in their shape and mode of action."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1874

Large Beetle

"Under surface of large beetle, with deeply concave and comparatively small wings, shows that the nervures…

"The [potato beetle larva] is pale yellow, or, rather, dusky-yellow, or freckled with minute black dots on the back; and there are two rows of larger black dots along each side; the legs are black."&mdash;Nicholson, 1884

Larva of Potato Beetle

"The [potato beetle larva] is pale yellow, or, rather, dusky-yellow, or freckled with minute black dots…

"The Popular-tree Golden bug, <em>chrysomela populi</em>, of a blueish-green, has a strong odor, and on being touched discharges a yellow liquid: found in Central Europe." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Leaf Beetle

"The Popular-tree Golden bug, chrysomela populi, of a blueish-green, has a strong odor, and…

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.

"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;…

The larva stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

Longhorn Beetle Larva

The larva stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

The pupa stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

Longhorn Beetle Pupa

The pupa stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

The adult stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

Longhorn Beetle

The adult stage of the longhorn beetle (Saperda candida).

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.…

Also known as Doryphora decemlineata. It is approximately 10 millimeters in length, with a bright yellow body and bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra.

Potato Beetle

Also known as Doryphora decemlineata. It is approximately 10 millimeters in length, with a bright yellow…

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

"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,…

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.…

"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…

"In the European Stag Beetle, <em>Lucanus cervus</em>, as well as the <em>L. dama</em> of our country, called the <em>Horn Beetle</em>, the leaves are short and distinct, rendering the club pectinated." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Stag Beetle

"In the European Stag Beetle, Lucanus cervus, as well as the L. dama of our country,…

A beetle named after its large, distinctive mandibles found on the males.

Stag Beetle

A beetle named after its large, distinctive mandibles found on the males.

A pair of sugar beetles resting on leaves.

Sugar Beetle

A pair of sugar beetles resting on leaves.

"The common European species, <em>Cincindela campestris</em>, may be found flying and running around with great agility in the hottest sunshine. The larvae are of a singular form; they live in holes in the ground, maintaining themselves by a pair of hooks places on the enlarged eighth segment of their body, at such a height that their heads exactly occupy the mouth of the hole." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Tiger Beetle and Larvae

"The common European species, Cincindela campestris, may be found flying and running around…

"The common European species, <em>Cincindela campestris</em>, may be found flying and running around with great agility in the hottest sunshine. The larvae are of a singular form; they live in holes in the ground, maintaining themselves by a pair of hooks places on the enlarged eighth segment of their body, at such a height that their heads exactly occupy the mouth of the hole." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Tiger Beetle Larve

"The common European species, Cincindela campestris, may be found flying and running around…

"The typographic beetle recieves it's name... from the circumstance that the burrows formed by it in feeding upon the soft wood, immediately within the bark, oten present a rude resemblence to printed characters." &mdash Goodrich, 1859

Typograhic Beetle

"The typographic beetle recieves it's name... from the circumstance that the burrows formed by it in…

"Water Beetles are beetles which live on or in the water. The Dytiscus, common in stagnant water, is olive-green above, and oval in shape. The respiratory organs of the perfect insect are not adapted to obaining air from the water; it comes occasionally to the surface of the water for air, where it lies on its back, the openings of its air tubes in the last segment of the abdomen, being exposed."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Water Beetle

"Water Beetles are beetles which live on or in the water. The Dytiscus, common in stagnant water, is…

Bill of Goat-sucker (Insect-eating bird).

Bill

Bill of Goat-sucker (Insect-eating bird).

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

Boot Home

A boot turned in to a home by small insects.

"The flatheaded borer, the larva." &mdash; Goff, 1904

Borer Insect

"The flatheaded borer, the larva." — Goff, 1904

"The flatheaded borer, the pupa." &mdash; Goff, 1904

Borer Insect

"The flatheaded borer, the pupa." — Goff, 1904

"The flatheaded borer, the perfect beetle." &mdash; Goff, 1904

Borer Insect

"The flatheaded borer, the perfect beetle." — Goff, 1904

An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

Maple Borer

An illustration of a maple borer: a, larva; b, cocoons; c, moth; d, skin of chrysalis.

"Ox Botfly. a.-- larva, full grown, natural size; b,-- pupa; c.-- perfect insect. Botfly, Gadfly, and Warble-fly, names common to many insects of the family OEstridae, the genus OEstrus of Linnaeus." -Vaughan, 1906

Ox Botfly

"Ox Botfly. a.-- larva, full grown, natural size; b,-- pupa; c.-- perfect insect. Botfly, Gadfly, and…