Kentucky has several beetle species thriving here from ground to scarabs, ladybird to blister, distributed throughout. The Japanese beetle is among the most familiar ones thriving in the central part and further eastward, known to infest grapes and rose. Another abundantly found beetle, mostly occupying parts of eastern Kentucky, is the six-spotted tiger beetle, the state’s commonest tiger beetle species.
The list of pests continues, with the leaf and ground beetle species, alongcol3 the small carpet and drugstore beetles, being major outdoor and indoor pests.
When talking about Kentucky beetles, mentioning the presently extinct Tatum Cave beetle is a mandate. It was first spotted in 1957 and seemed to stop existing from 1965 as eight surveys conducted since then failed to trace the beetle.
Largest Beetles: Hercules Beetle, Eastern Hercules Beetle, Japanese Beetle
Smallest Beetles: Black Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Drugstore Beetle
Most Common Beetles: Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Japanese Beetle
Here is the list of beetles found in Kentucky arranged in order of the family they belong to.