Beetles in North Carolina

North Carolina has beetles of different families like ground, scarab and longhorn. The largest beetle species, the black turpentine beetle, occupies the whole of Piedmont and Coastal Plain, primarily found in abundance after a drought. Another beetle worth mention is the Japanese beetle mainly occurring in June in the central part of North Carolina, severely damaging plants. The carpet beetle species, one of the smallest of the lot, mainly infest furniture, and fabrics.

Beetles in North Carolina (NC)

Common Beetles: Black Turpentine Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle

Large Beetles: Black turpentine Beetle, Japanese Beetle, Ox Beetle

Small Beetles: Black Carpet Beetle,Varied Carpet Beetle

Ground Beetles

Scarab Beetles

True Weevils

  • Black Turpentine Beetle (Dendroctonus terebrans)
  • Ambrosia Beetle (Xyleborus affinis)

Rhinoceros Beetles

Bess Beetles

Predaceous Diving Beetles

Ladybird Beetles

  • Stabbed Ladybug Beetle (Chilocorus stigma)
  • Seven-spot Ladybird Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)
  • Spotted Lady Beetle (Coleomegilla maculata)
  • Polished Lady Beetle (Cycloneda munda)

Leaf Beetles

  • Dogbane Leaf Beetle (Chrysocus auratus)
  • Spotted Cucumber Beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata)
  • Milkweed Leaf Beetle (Labidomera clivicollis)

Net-winged Beetles

  • Banded Net-wing Beetle (Calopteron discrepans)
  • Golden Net-wing Beetle (Dictyoptera aurora)

Soldier Beetles

  • Margined Leatherwing Beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus)

Longhorn Beetles

  • Rustic Borer Beetle (Xylotrechus colonus)
  • Carolina Pine Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus carolinensis)
  • Zebra Longhorn Beetle (Typocerus zebra)
  • Six-spotted Flower Longhorn Beetle (Strangalia sexnotata)
  • Asian long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Click Beetles

Rove Beetles

  • Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle (Ontholestes cingulatus)

Carrion Beetles

Skin Beetles

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

Stag Beetles