Beetles in Arkansas

Among the beetle species in Arkansas, the Japanese beetle is one of the biggest, not native but invasive, arriving here in the 1990s. When it comes to destructive beetles, the southern pine beetle, and ips beetle species top the list being hazardous to pine trees. The carpet beetle species, and others of the skin beetle family like the odd and larder beetles, alongcol3 the drugstore beetles are notable house pests.

Beetles in Arkansas (AR)

Largest Beetles: Japanese Beetle, Green June Beetle, Eastern Hercules Beetle, American Burying Beetles

Smallest Beetles:  Varied Carpet Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Foreign Grain Beetle

Most Common Beetles: Japanese Beetle, Green June Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle

Scarab Beetles

  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)
  • Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida)
  • Dark Flower Scarab Beetle (Euphoria sepulcralis)

Rhinoceros Beetles

True Weevils

  • Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)
  • Black Turpentine Beetle (Dendroctonus terebrans)
  • Pine Engraver Beetle (Ips pini)

Longhorn Beetles

  • Asian Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
  • Red Oak Borer Beetle (Enaphalodes rufulus)

Carrion Beetles

•   American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)

Skin Beetles

  • Larder Beetle (Dermestes lardarius)
  • Odd Beetle (Thylodrias contractus)
  • Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Soldier Beetles

Ground Beetles

  • Say’s Caterpillar Hunter Beetle (Calosoma sayi)

Ptinidae Beetles

  • Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Silvan Flat Bark Beetles

  • Foreign Grain Beetle (Ahasverus advena)

Leaf Beetles

Ladybird Beetles

Darkling Beetles