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Order: Coleoptera - beetles

Volusia Co. FL 07/25/19Nemognatha nemorensis
Blister Beetle
side view

The forewings are called elytra and are horny or leathery, typically meeting in a straight line down the center of the back. The membraneous hindwings are usually longer than the forewing and are folded under the elytra when at rest. Antenna are typically 11-segmented. Larvae are called ‘grubs’.

The order name Coleoptera is derived from the Greek koleopteros, the term Aristotle used for beetles (Greek koleon 'sheath' + pteron 'wing'). Beetle is an English word for ‘little biter’, derived from the Old English ‘bitan’ (to bite). The mouthparts of both adults and most larvae are modified for chewing.


Members of the Coleoptera order at Wild Florida Photo

Buprestidae - Metallic Wood-boring Beetles

Metalic Wood-boring Beetle - showing legs and elantra
Actenodes simi
Metalic Wood-boring Beetle

showing legs and elantra

Cantharidae - Soldier beetles

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle - soldier beetle on coastalplain tickseed flower
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus
Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

soldier beetle on coastalplain tickseed flower

Carabidae - Ground Beetles

Fiery Searcher - front side view showing head
Calosoma scrutator
Fiery Searcher

front side view showing head

Cerambycidae - Longhorned beetles

Ivory-marked Beetle - angled side view on leaf laying on surfboard
Eburia quadrigeminata
Ivory-marked Beetle

angled side view on leaf laying on surfboard

Chrysomelidae - Leaf Beetles

Flea Beetle - close-up of beetle on partially eaten Virginia willow leaf
Disonycha leptolineata
Flea Beetle

close-up of beetle on partially eaten Virginia willow leaf

Coccinellidae - Ladybugs, Ladybirds, Lady Beetles

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - top view
Harmonia axyridis
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

top view

Curculionoidae - Snout and Bark Beetles

Palmetto Weevil - female, top view
Rhynchophorus cruentatus
Palmetto Weevil

female, top view

Elateridae - Click Beetles

Eyed Click Beetle - dorsal view of beetle on side of a house
Alaus oculatus
Eyed Click Beetle

dorsal view of beetle on side of a house

Erotylidae - Pleasing Fungus Beetles

Pleasing Fungus Beetle - side view of beetle
Megalodacne heros
Pleasing Fungus Beetle

side view of beetle

Lycidae - Net-winged beetles

Banded Net-wing - on palmetto frond
Calopteron reticulatum
Banded Net-wing

on palmetto frond

Meloidae - Blister Beetles

Blister Beetle - beetle on yellow milkwort
Nemognatha nemorensis
Blister Beetle

beetle on yellow milkwort

Florida has 26 species of blister beetles. ... more

Mordellidae - Tumbling Flower Beetles

Pintail Beetle - close-up of beetle
Mordella sp.
Pintail Beetle

close-up of beetle

Oedemeridae - False Blister Beetles

False Blister Beetle - close-up dorsal view from behind detailing abdomen
Heliocis repanda
False Blister Beetle

close-up dorsal view from behind detailing abdomen

Phalacridae - Shining Flower Beetles

Unknown Species Of Stilbus-group - side view on narrowleaf silkgrass flower
Stilbus-group Stilbus or Acylomus genus
Unknown Species Of Stilbus-group

side view on narrowleaf silkgrass flower

Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles

Dark Flower Scarab - low side vew
Euphoria sepulcralis
Dark Flower Scarab

low side vew

Tenebrionidae - Darkling Beetles

Darkling Beetle - close-up of beetle
Bothrotes canaliculatus
Darkling Beetle

close-up of beetle


Coleoptera is a member of the Insecta - Insects - Class


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