Beetles (Coleoptera)


Note: Most of the beetles on this page have been identified with the help of Dr. Mike Thomas of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, and without that generous help most would have remained unidentified! Patrick Coin has helped tremendously, and Paul Choate, Mike Thomas (of CT) and Bill Krinsky have also helped. Page references are to Dillon and Dillon A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America (1961). Species not listed in Dillon may be referenced to White Beetles (1983). Species not specifically listed in Dillon will have a page reference to the genus or family. There is some taxonomic disagreement between these two references, and some taxonomy has changed since both books.... but they are all I have.

There are three categories below. 1. Beetles I am sure of or have been identified by Dr Thomas. 2. Beetles I am reasonably sure of but haven't been confirmed yet. 3. Beetles I am unsure of or sometimes have no idea on...or most recent posted photos until I can ID and move them.

Tiger Beetles (Cicindelidae)

These have their own page, click on the beetle at left to see them.


Category 1 Beetles, Confirmed. If listed as "sp." they cannot be identified to species from the photograph.

Ground Beetle (Carabidae)  
Carabus vinctus     p64

I don't know what it is feeding on, but the ants and the Onthophagus seemed pretty interested as well.

9 Oct 2005, along a sandy road in Brantley Co, GA


Chlaenius sp, probably prasinus (Carabidae)
p110, but this species not listed

22 Apr 2004, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


Ground Beetle (Carabidae)  
Harpalus caliginosus   p116

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Predaceous Diving Beetle (Dytiscidae) p146
Coptotomus longulus lenticus

11 Feb 2006, Williams Bluff, Early County, GA


  Predaceous Diving Beetle (Dytiscidae) p132

7 Apr 2004, Blue Spring WMA, Covington County, AL


Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae) Dineutus sp. p156

19 Sep 2003, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA


Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae) Dineutus sp.  p156

21 May 2004, College Pond, Eglin AFB, FL


  Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinidae) Dineutus sp. p156

25 May 2004, Conasauga River Bend, Polk Co, TN


Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinidae) Dineutus sp. Have never seen one climb out of the water like this.   p156

4 Nov 2004, Satilla River, Brantley Co, GA


Whirligig Beetle (Gyrinidae) Dineutus sp. p156

4 Nov 2004, Satilla River, Brantley Co, GA


Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilidae) p166
Tropisternus collaris

11 Feb 2006, Williams Bluff, Early County, GA


Lampyrid (Lightning Bug), probably Photuris p253

30 Apr 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Chauliognathus marginatus   p257

7 Jun 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Chauliognathus marginatus   p257

29 May 2005, Miller's Landing, Issaquena Co, MS


  Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus)   p312

18 May 2002, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


  Bupestrid Beetle (Acmaeodera sp., probably A. tubulus)   p340

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Flat-headed Borer (Buprestis rufipes)
not in Dillon, p345

6 Aug 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb County, GA


Metallic Wood-boring Beetle (Chrysobothris sp) possibly C. pusilla   p352

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Slender Plant Beetle Languria mozardi p. 404

14 May 2006, Unicoi State Park, White Co, GA


  Asian Multicolored Ladybird Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)   not in Dillon p435

16 Jul 2003, Unicoi State Park, White Co, GA


Ladybird Beetle Neoharmonia venusta venusta                             Not in Dillon p435

28 May 2006, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Darkling Beetle  (Tenebrionidae: Lagriinae)
Arthromacra sp.   not in Dillon   p463

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA


Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae)
Polypleurus sp   Not in Dillon or White  p463

28 Sep 2004, Ohoopee Dunes natural Area, Emanuel Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (Cremastocheilus sp)
not in Dillon or White p148   p505

23 Apr 2004, Unicoi State Park, White County, GA


Scarab Beetles (Scarabaeidae)
Mycotrupes lethroides  Not in Dillon p505

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Mycotrupes lethroides  Not in Dillon p505

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (possibly Melanocanthon sp)   p508

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Dung Beetles (Scarabaeinae)
Canthon sp.   p508

27 Oct 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Phanaeus vindex   p513

Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Geotrupes sp.   p524

26 Oct 2004, Cobb Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Shining Leaf Chafer (Rutelinae)
Strigoderma pygmaea   p544

22 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL

 


Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
Strategus antaeus   p550

18 Oct 2004, Mink Road, Coffee Co, GA


Green June Beetle, a Scarab
Cotinis nitida   p551

23 Aug 2004, Reedy Creek, Wayne Co, GA


Scarab Beetle (Scarabaeidae)
this is a Flower Beetle (Cetoniinae)
Trigonopeltastes delta 

Not in Dillon (p551), Plate 8 in White

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA  

 

Bumble Flower Beetle (Euphoria inda)   p563

12 May 2004, Buck Creek, Clay County, NC


Horned Passalus (Odontotaenius disjunctus)
p573 listed as Popilius disjunctus

11 May 2004, Altamaha River at US 1, Toombs County, GA


  Round-necked Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycinae)
Plinthocoelium suaveolens suaveolens
not in Dillon   p580   White Plate 10

1 Jun 1999, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh Co, GA

Round-necked Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycinae)
Megacyllene robinae
The Locust Borer p596

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Leptura lineola   p610

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA

Flower Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae) Typocerus lugubris   p611

6 Jun 2004, Helton Creek off US 129, Union County, GA

Flower Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae) Typocerus sp.  p611
 

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA     


Strangalepta abbreviata (Cerambycidae)
Not in Dillon, unless Strangalina sp.   p622

7 Jun 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Long-horned Beetle (Cerambycidae)
Strangalina sexnotata   p622

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


  Longhorn Beetle (Distenia undata)
Not in Dillon.

6 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


  Longhorn Beetle (Oncideres cingulata)
The Hickory Girdler   p635

13 Sep 2003, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Long-horned Leaf Beetle (Donacia sp)
Probably D. piscatrix   p662

28 Apr 2004, Brewer's Pond, Telfair County, GA


  Long-horned Leaf Beetle (Donacia sp)
Possibly D. rufa or flavipes   p663

17 May 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor County, GA


Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Oulema cornuta.   Not in Dillon

25 May 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
probably a Cylindrical Leaf Beetle,
Cryptocephalus sp.   p673

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA

 

Cylindrical Leaf Beetle (Cryptocephalinae)
Cryptocephalus sp.
Not in Dillon   p673 or White Plate 11

4 Sep 2004, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early Co, GA


An Oval Leaf beetle, possibly Colaspis favosa
Not in Dillon   p676

7 Jun 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Dogbane Beetle (Chrysochus sp.)    p682

25 May 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle
Leptinotarsa
decemlineata
p685

12 May 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle (Calligrapha sp)
p688

27 Mar 2004, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Chrysomela or Lima scripta)   p692 (listed as Lima)

22 Aug 2004


Chrysomela scripta

10 May 2006, Jaycee Landing, Altamaha River, Wayne Co, GA


Flea (Leaf) Beetle (Disonycha sp)   p706

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


Flea (Leaf) Beetle (Disonycha sp)   p706

23 Jul 2004, Aucilla River, Thomas Co, GA


 

Flea (Leaf) Beetle (Disonycha sp)    p706

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Snout Beetle (Curculionidae)
Broad Nosed Weevil (Thylacitinae
White-fringed Beetle  Naupactus sp
Not in Dillon. p. 755   White p.312

7 Jul 2004, Brewer's Pond, Telfair Co, GA
 


White-fringed Beetle Naupactus sp. see above

23 Aug 2004, Pine Grove Pond, Appling Co, GA


Snout Beetle (Curculionidae)
Cockleburr Billbug (
Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus)
p796, but mis-IDed in the book

29 May 2005, Miller's Landing, Issaquena Co, MS


Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus

21 May 2006, Ouachita River at AR 379, Montgomery Co, AR


Category 2 Beetles. Probably identified correctly, but not confirmed yet. If listed as "sp." they either can't be identified by photo or I don't know which one yet.

Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutator), note injuries to elytra   p66

2 Jun 2004, The Pocket CG, Floyd Co, GA


  Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutator)   p66

19 May 2006, Glenwood, Pike Co, AR


  Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma scrutator)   p66

20 May 2006, Glenwood, Pike Co, AR

Sprayed us as we tried to pick it up...


  Whirligig Beetles (Gyrinidae)   p. 156
The larger one is Dineutus sp., the smaller ones are likely to be Gyrinus sp.

15 May 2005, Altamaha River, Long Co, GA


Carrion Beetle, likely Silpha americana   p175

17 Jun 2004, Johnson Ferry North Unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, GA


Soldier Beetle (Cantharidae)
Chauliognathus pennslylvanicus   p257

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Blister Beetle (Meloidae)
Epicauta pestifera    p295

18 Aug 2004, dirt road off US 76, Towns County, GA


Click Beetle (Elateridae)
unk sp. p307

6 Jul 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


Bupestrid, probably Acmaeodora sp probably A. pulchella   p340

21 May 2004, Eglin AFB, FL

 

unk Bupestrid, but I think it's Chalcophora and possibly C. virginiensis                    p 342

7 May 2005, Pine Log WMA, Bartow Co, GA


  probably Asian Multicolored Ladybird Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)
not in Dillon p435

26 May 2004, Helton Creek, Union County, GA


Spotted Lady Beetle (Coleomegilla fuscilabris)   p445

2 Jun 2004, The Pocket CG, Floyd Co, GA


  Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
unk sp.   p658

2 Jun 2004, The Pocket CG, Floyd Co, GA


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Leptinotarsa
sp, p685

 


Broad-bodied Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
possibly Calligrapha californica coreopsivora   p689

3 Jul 2004, Berry College WMA, Floyd County, GA    


Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidae)
Spotted Cucumber Beetle
Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi
  p693

18 Aug 2004, Warwoman WMA, Rabun County, GA


possibly an Alligatorweed Flea Beetle
Agasicles hygrophila
Not in Dillon p700   White p300

23 Jul 2004, Lake Miccosukee, Jefferson Co, FL


Snout Beetle (Curculionidae)
Cylindrical Weevil (Cleoninae), probably
Rhubarb Curculio (Lixus concavus)   p778

2 Jul 2004, Rum Creek WMA, Monroe Co, GA


   

   

   

Category 3 Beetles. Not so sure to no idea at all... and recently posted images at bottom.

unk Lampyrid (Firefly) larvae   p248

14 Oct 2004, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA

 

unk Bupestrid on Iris, very small     p 339

26 Mar 2005, Ft Stewart, Evans Co, GA


unk Bupestrid, possibly Melanophila? p 348

14 May 2005, Horse Creek WMA, Appling Co, GA


unk Cerambycid    p 574

5 Jun 2005, pond along US 301, Long Co, GA


unk Cerambycid     p 574

27 Jun 2005, near bog along GA 180, Union Co, GA


unk

21 Jul 2004, Coosa River, Floyd Co, GA


unk

22 Apr 2006, Early Co, GA


Chrysomela interrupta

22 Apr 2006, Early Co, GA


unk Tenebrionid

10 May 2006, Altamaha River at US 301, Long Co, GA


  a Passalid, maybe Odontotaenius disjunctus

19 May 2006, Caddo River, Montgomery Co, AR


unk Cerambycid

20 May 2006, Glenwood, Pike Co, AR


Pelidnota puntata Grapevine Beetle

20 May 2006, Glenwood, Pike Co, AR


Ladybird Beetle

28 May 2006, Kennesaw Mountain, Cobb Co, GA


unk

29 May 2006, The Pocket on John's Creek, Floyd Co, GA


   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

   

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