Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of Tomentose Burying Beetle crawling on the ground

    Carrion Beetles (Burying Beetles)

    Nicrophorus, Necrophila, Necrodes, and others
    Convergent lady beetle crawling on a leaf

    Convergent Lady Beetle

    Hippodamia convergens
    Elm borer beetle resting on rocks in a flower planter

    Elm Borer

    Saperda tridentata
    image of Firefly crawling on a leaf

    Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

    Approx. 175 species in North America north of Mexico
    Four-spotted lady beetle on a leaf

    Four-Spotted Lady Beetle

    Brachiacantha quadripunctata
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Lady Beetles (Ladybird Beetles; Ladybugs)

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    Locust borer on leaf

    Locust Borer

    Megacyllene robiniae
    Red milkweed beetle eating a common milkweed leaf.

    Longhorned Beetles (Borers; Sawyer Beetles)

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Red-femured milkweed borer beetle on milkweed leaf

    Milkweed Longhorns

    Tetraopes spp.
    Ninebark calligraphy beetle on cluster of ninebark flower buds

    Ninebark Calligraphy Beetle

    Calligrapha spiraea
    Polished lady beetle crawling on a twig

    Polished Lady Beetle

    Cycloneda munda
    Male eastern Hercules beetle walking in grass

    Scarab Beetles

    About 1,700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Seven-spotted lady beetle on a flower

    Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle

    Coccinella septempunctata
    image of Soldier Beetle on Goldenrod

    Soldier Beetles

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    V-marked lady beetle crawling on a flower

    V-Marked Lady Beetle

    Neoharmonia venusta
    Cryptorhynchus weevil viewed from side

    Weevils (Snout Beetles; Bark Beetles)

    About 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico

See Also

Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Cisseps fulvicollis
image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

Plume Moths

Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico