Beetles in Tennessee

Most of the beetles thriving in Tennessee have an ill-reputation of being annoying pests, damaging plants and trees outdoors, or causing harm to food, clothes, or property in the household. The cigarette beetles attack stored tobacco, while the drugstore beetles damage flour, spices, and other pantry products. On the other hand, the smaller carpet beetle species infest fur, wool, furniture, blanket, rugs, and so on.

When it comes to outdoor infestation, the Japanese beetle species inhabiting gardens are a menace to the residents, especially during summers, chewing leaves and skeletonizing them to a great extent. Another beetle worth mentioning is the southern pine, inhabiting the Tennessee forests, destroying various pine species every year. The blister beetles also found here are known to be significant pests of soybean plants. 

Beetles in Tennessee (TN)

Largest Beetles: Strawberry Ground Beetle, Striped Blister Beetle, Japanese Beetle

Smallest Beetles: Drugstore Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Anobiid Powderpost Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle

Most Common Beetles: Anobiid Powderpost Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle

Ptinidae Beetles

  • Anobiid Powderpost Beetle (Euvrilletta peltata)
  • Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)
  • Drugstore Beetle (Stegobium paniceum)

Ladybird Beetles

Skin Beetles

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

False Powderpost Beetles

  • Lyctid Powderpost Beetle (Lyctus carbonarius)

Blister Beetles

  • Striped Blister Beetle (Epicauta vittata)
  • Margined Blister Beetle (Epicauta funebris)

Scarab Beetles

  • Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

True Weevils

Ground Beetles

  • Strawberry Ground Beetle (Pterostichus melanarius)

Longhorn Beetles

  • Asian Long-horned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Stag Beetles

Silvan Flat Bark Beetles