New Hampshire is home to several beetle species, the most common being the tiger beetles, distributed throughout the state. The big sand tiger beetle is the state’s largest tiger beetle species, while the six-spotted tiger beetle is one of the smallest. The endangered puritan tiger beetle that once inhabited parts of New Hampshire no longer exists here.
Other beetles thriving here include certain invasive species like the southern pine beetle, emerald ash borer, and Japanese beetle, infamous as harmful pests damaging trees and crops. The smaller carpet beetles, on the other hand, infest homes destroying food grains and clothes.
Biggest Beetles: Japanese Beetle,Asian Long-horned Beetle, Big Sand Tiger Beetle
Smallest Beetles: Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Southern Pine Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle
Most Common Beetles: Six-spotted Tiger Beetle, Big Sand Tiger Beetle, Japanese Beetle