Beetles in Michigan

Michigan has many big beetles dwelling here, the most prominent one being the reddish-brown stag beetle, the state’s largest identified by its large pincers. The shiny black Asian long-horned beetle known for its ability to fly at short distances is concol3red an invasive pest here, mainly infesting maple trees. The common house pests like the drugstore, and carpet beetles, cause a nuisance to most homes.

Beetles in Michigan (MI)

Largest Beetles: Reddish-brown Stag Beetle, Asian long-horned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

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

Most Common Beetles: Black Carpet Beetle, Varied Carpet Beetle, Asiatic Garden Beetle, Japanese Beetle

Longhorn Beetles

Stag Beetles

  • Reddish-brown Stag Beetle (Lucanus capreolus)

Jewel Beetles

  • Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Water Beetles

  • Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle (Brychius hungerfordi)

Leaf Beetles

Skin Beetles

Click Beetles

True Weevils

  • Green Immigrant Leaf Weevil Beetle (Polydrusus formosus)
  • Acorn and Nut Weevil Beetle (Curculio glandium)
  • Pine Shoot Beetle (Tomicus piniperda)

Ant-like Leaf Beetles

  • Monoceros Beetle (Notoxus monoceros)

Blister Beetles

  • Margined Blister Beetle (Epicauta funebris)

Ladybird Beetles

  • Three-banded Lady Beetle (Coccinella trifasciata)
  • Spotless Ladybird Beetle (Cycloneda sanguine)
  • 15-spotted Ladybird Beetle (Anatis labiculata)
  • Harlequin Ladybird Beetle (Harmonia axyridis)

Sap Beetles

  • Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)
  • Four-spotted Sap Beetle (Glischrochilus quadrisignatus)

Ground Beetles

  • Wood Ground-beetle (Carabus nemoralis)

Predaceous Diving Beetles

  • Giant Diving Beetle (Cybister fimbriolatus)

Rove Beetles

  • Large Rove Beetle (Platydracus maculosus)

Ptinidae Beetles

  • Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Scarab Beetles

  • Goldsmith Beetle (Cotalpa lanigera)
  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)
  • Asiatic Garden Beetle (Maladera castanea)
  • Grapevine Beetle (Pelidnota punctata)

Rhinoceros Beetles

  • Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules)
  • Rhinoceros/Unicorn Beetle (Xyloryctes jamaicensis)