Beetles in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has some unique beetle species living here of which the northeastern sawyer beetle is the largest followed by the Asian longhorn beetle. The Japanese cedar longhorn beetle, smaller than the Asian longhorn feeds on dead and decayed trees. The moderately-sized black and orange, scarlet lily beetle found here infest lilies, while the brown drugstore beetle, as well as the carpet beetles, are house pests.

Beetles in Massachusetts (MA)

Largest Beetles: Northeastern Sawyer Beetle, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Japanese Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Black Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle, Drugstore Beetle

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

Longhorn Beetles

  • Northeastern Pine Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus notatus)
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
  • Japanese Cedar Longhorn Beetle (Callidiellum rufipenne)
  • Broad-necked Root Borer Beetle (Prionus laticollis)
  • House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)

Scarab Beetles

Click Beetles

Jewel Beetles

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (Agrilus planipennis)

Silvan Flat Bark Beetles

True Weevils

Stag Beetles

Skin Beetles

•   Black Carpet Beetle (Attagenus unicolor)

•    Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci)

Ptinidae Beetles

• Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Leaf Beetles

  • Scarlet Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii)

Ground Beetles