Beetles in Alabama

Alabama is home to several beetle species, of which few are documented. Of the giant beetles found here, the Japanese beetle is one of the significant pests mostly dwelling in North Alabama, mainly between July and August. Another notable pest is the southern pine bark beetle, known to harm more than 60,000 pines each year due to heavy infestation.

The wood-boring beetle species such as the powderpost beetles and old house borer are a total menace to hardwood and softwoods. Among the smaller species, the brown drugstore beetle, primarily active in summer, is found in food products like flour, bread, etc.

Beetles in Alabama (AL)

Largest Beetles: Asian Long-horned Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Green June Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Drugstore Beetle, Southern Pine Beetle

Here is the list of beetles found in Alabama arranged in order of the family they belong to.

True Weevils

  • Southern Pine Bark Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)

Longhorn Beetles

Jewel Beetles

Ptinidae Beetles

  • Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Blister Beetles

  • Clematis Blister Beetle (Epicauta cinerea)
  • Ashgray Blister Beetle (Epicauta fabricii)
  • Tetraonyx quadrimaculata

Scarab Beetles

  • Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida)
  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Whirligig Beetles

  • Large Whirligig Beetle (Dineutus discolor)

False Powderpost Beetles

  • Lyctid Powderpost Beetle (Lyctus carbonarius)