Beetles in New Hampshire

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.

Beetles in New Hampshire (NH)

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  

Ladybird Beetles

Longhorn Beetles

Ground Beetles

  • White Mountain Tiger Beetle (Cicindela ancocisconensis)
  • Six-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)
  • Cow Path Tiger Beetle (Cicindela purpurea)
  • Bronzed Tiger Beetle (Cicindela repanda)
  • Big Sand Tiger Beetle (Cicindela formosa)
  • Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginipennis)
  • Oblique-lined Tiger Beetle (Cicindela tranquebarica)
  • Punctured Tiger Beetle (Cicindela punctulata)
  • Common Claybank Tiger Beetle (Cicindela limbalis)
  • Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle (Cicindela duodecimguttata)
  • Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle (Cicindela hirticollis)
  • Festive Tiger Beetle (Cicindela scutellaris)
  • Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle (Cicindela longilabris)
  • Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle (Cicindela patruela)

True Weevils

  • Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis)

Jewel Beetles

Stag Beetles

Skin Beetles

Scarab Beetles