Beetles in Maryland

Maryland has exceedingly large beetles like the eastern hercules and giant stag beetles, small house pests such as the black carpet, and varied carpet beetle species. The state’s biggest is the eastern hercules, occupying the coastal plains and Piedmont region, easily identified by its large horns (seen in males). Another huge species, the giant stag beetle, was known to inhabit the St Mary’s Somerset and Charles counties. However, the status of its population in Maryland at present remains unrecorded.

Beetles in Maryland (MD)

Biggest Beetles: Eastern Hercules Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Giant Stag Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Black Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Most Common Beetles: Eastern Hercules Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle

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

Ground Beetles

Soldier Beetles

Leaf Beetles

Ladybird Beetles

  • Seven-spot Ladybird Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)

Jewel Beetles

•   Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (Agrilus planipennis)

Scarab Beetles

  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Rhinoceros Beetles

  • Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus)

Skin Beetles

  • Black Carpet Beetle (Attagenus unicolor)
  • Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Longhorn Beetles

  • Pitted Longhorn Beetle (Arhopalus foveicollis)

Stag Beetles

  • Giant Stag Beetle (Dorcus titanus)