image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    image of Dung Beetle rolling a dung ball

    Dung Beetles (Tumblebugs)

    Subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Japanese beetle on a leaf

    Japanese Beetle

    Popillia japonica
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico.
    photo of a male reddish-brown stag beetle

    Stag Beetles

    About 24 species in North America north of Mexico
    Green stink bug on a leaf

    Stink Bugs

    In North America, more than 200 species in 64 genera.