Beetles in Florida

Florida is home to several beetle species belonging to different families like the dung beetles, blister beetles, and scarab beetles. The ox beetle of the rhinoceros beetle subfamily is the state’s largest identified by the three big horns on their thorax. On the other hand, the white-colored little leaf notcher beetle infesting citrus fruits, and the rice beetle is concol3red the smallest. Another small species, the drugstore beetle with a brown body, mostly dwells in Florida’s northern and central parts. The blister beetle species damaging crops like potatoes, and beets could sting if disturbed

Powder post beetles, mainly comprising woodboring beetle species, are even included in the list of infamous pests, primarily found in different regions of Central Florida.

Beetles in Florida (FL)

Large Beetles: Ox Beetle

Small Beetles: Rice Weevil, Little Leaf Notcher Beetle, Drugstore Beetle

Common Beetles:  Ox Beetle, Rice Weevil, Drugstore Beetle, Margined Blister Beetle, Striped Blister Beetle

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

Ptinidae Beetles

  • Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)
  • Drugstore Beetle brown beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Darkling Beetles

True Weevils

  • Granary Weevil Beetle (Sitophilus granaries)
  • Rice Weevil Beetle (Sitophilus oryzae)
  • Palm Weevil Beetle (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus )
  • Little Leaf Notcher Beetle (Artipus floridanus)
  • Asian Ambrosia Beetle (Xylosandrus crassiusculus)
  • Red-haired Pine Bark Beetle (Hylurgus ligniperda)
  • Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)
  • Palmetto Weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus)

Silvan Flat Bark Beetles

  • Sawtoothed Grain Beetle (Oryzaephilus surinamensis)

Scarab Beetles

Rhinoceros Beetles

  • Ox Beetle (Strategus aloeus)
  • Three-horned Rhinoceros Beetle (Chalcosoma moellenkampi)

True Dung Beetles

  • Taurus Scarab Beetles (Onthophagus taurus)

Click Beetles

Metal-wooding Beetles

  • Sculptured Pine Borer (Chalcophora virginiensis)

Ground Beetles

  • Forest Caterpillar Hunter Beetles (Calosoma sycophanta)

Skin Beetles

Bess Beetles

Blister Beetles

  • Margined Blister Beetle (Epicauta funebris)
  • Striped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata)