Beetles in West Virginia

A few beetle species have constantly plagued West Virginia, the Asian long-horned beetle is one of them, a significant threat to maple, ash, hemlock, and elm trees. Other common pests here include species of the leaf beetle family, the wood boring beetles, and even the big Japanese beetle. The smaller carpet beetles are a menace to homes.

Beetles in West Virginia (WV)

Largest Beetles: Asian Lady Beetle, Asian Long-horned Beetle, Eastern Hercules Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Varied Carpet Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle

Ladybird Beetles

  • Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

Leaf Beetles

Scarab Beetles

  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Rhinoceros Beetles

Longhorn Beetles

  • Asian Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
  • Cottonwood Borer Beetle (Plectrodera scalator)

True Weevils

  • Acorn Weevil Beetle (Curculio glandium)

Carrion Beetles

Skin Beetles

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