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.
Largest Beetles: Strawberry Ground Beetle, Striped Blister Beetle, Japanese Beetle
Most Common Beetles: Anobiid Powderpost Beetle, Drugstore Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Black Carpet Beetle