Beetles in Virginia

Virginia has a few recorded beetle species thriving there, of which the eastern hercules beetle of the rhinoceros beetle subfamily is the largest. The Japanese beetle, known to dwell here since the 1970s, is found throughout the state known to be a significant pest here. Other beetles worth mentioning include the red milkweed beetle infesting milkweed and dogbane plants, the huge emerald ash borer beetle, and so on.

Beetles in Virginia (VA)

Largest Beetles: Eastern Hercules Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Red Milkweed Beetle

Most Common Beetles: American Carrion Beetle, Japanese Beetle,

Carrion Beetles

  • American Carrion Beetle (Necrophila americana)
  • Roundneck Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus orbicollis)

Ground Beetles

Longhorn Beetles

  • Red Milkweed Beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)
  • Locust Borer Beetle (Megacyllene robiniae)
  • Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle (Graphisurus fasciatus)

Soldier Beetles

Ladybird Beetles

Jewel Beetles

  • Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (Agrilus planipennis)

Straight-snouted Weevils

  • Oak Timberworm Beetle (Arrenodes minutus)

Leaf Beetles

Bess Beetles

Scarab Beetles

Rhinoceros Beetles

  • Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus)

Darkling Beetles