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12-spotted ladybird beetle

Latin Name: Coleomegilla maculata

This is a native beetle in the eastern half of the U.S. and southern Canada.

Alfalfa Weevil

Latin Name: Hypera postica

Native to Europe and Asia but introduced into North America prior to 1904 and now found throughout North America where host plants are grown.

Ambrosia beetles

Latin Name: Xylosandrus sp.

This is a native of Asia.

American Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium audax

Possibly European in origin as it is extremely similar to other European species.

American spider beetle

Latin Name: Mezium americanum

Thought to be native to Africa but now found throughout the world in stored food products.

Annual bluegrass weevil

Latin Name: Listronotus maculicollis

This is a native insect in the northeastern United States, and now found in the southeastern Provinces of Canada.

Anobiid Powderpost Beetle

Latin Name: Euvrilletta peltata

This is a native insect in the Southeast U.S.

Apple tree borer

Latin Name: Chrysobothris femorata

This is a native beetle in North America.

Asian ladybird beetle

Latin Name: Harmonia axiridis

This beetle is native to much of eastern Asia and was first introduced to the U.S. as early as 1916. However, it did not establish itself well until the 1980’s and additional introductions, following which it became well established in the southern U.S., spread rapidly north, and now is found throughout North America.

Asian longhorned beetle

Latin Name: Anoplophora glabripennis

This beetle is native to eastern Asia in the regions of China, Korea, and Japan. While it now is a resident species in New York, New Jersey, and upper Illinois it has been found, and hopefully eradicated, in CA, WA, TX, FL, and many other states east of the Mississippi River, as well as on the island of Hawaii. It has been found living in wood packing materials shipped from Asia.

Asiatic garden beetle

Latin Name: Maladera castanea

This is a native of Asia, but it was discovered in 1921 in New Jersey, and now is found commonly in a few Northeast states and occasionally south into South Carolina.

Asiatic oak weevil

Latin Name: Cyrtepistomus castaneus

The beetle is native to Asia but was found in North America in 1933, and now is found throughout eastern North America west to Texas.

Asparagus beetle

Latin Name: Crioceris asparagi

This beetle is native to Europe and western Asia, and found in the U.S. in New York in 1862.

Bamboo Borer

Latin Name: Dinoderus minutus

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

This beetle is native to Asia, but because of its ability to be spread in infested wood products as well as grains, spices, and other foods, it is found throughout the world.

Bess beetles

Latin Name: Odontotaenius sp.

There are over 500 species known worldwide, with only 4 native species found north of Mexico.

Billbug

Latin Name: Sphenophorus spp.

These are native insects in North America.

Black Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Attagenus megatoma

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Originally it was believed that this insect has a European origin, but its presence in the U.S. in certain natural settings suggests that it might be native to the United States. It is found widely throughout North America and in Europe, but is most important as a pest in North America.

Black Polycaon

Latin Name: Polycaon stouti

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Native to western North America, where it is present along the Pacific Coast states and into Arizona.

Black turfgrass ataenius

Latin Name: Ataenius spretulus

This is a native insect in North America.

Black vine weevil

Latin Name: Otiorhynchus sulcatus

It is believed that this beetle is native to northern Europe, but it has been present in North America since at least 1835. It now is found throughout the world.

Boll weevil

Latin Name: Anthonomus grandis

It is believed this beetle is native to Central America, but entered the U.S. around 1892 to cause widespread devastation in all cotton growing areas. It also has made its way to South America. Due to its massive impact on cotton it resulted in diversification of agriculture in southern states of the U.S.

Bombardier beetle

Latin Name: Brachinus sp.

48 species of these native beetles occur in North America.

Broad-horned Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Gnatocerus cornutus

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Possibly unknown, but this beetle is now found throughout the world, and is more common in the western states of the U.S. than the east or southeast.

Broadbean weevil

Latin Name: Bruchus rufimanus

Possibly a native of North Africa, but now cosmopolitan.

Bronze birch borer

Latin Name: Agrilus anxius

This is a native beetle in North America.

Brown Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus clavipes

Latin Family Name: Ptinidae

Possibly unknown, as it is now found throughout the world. There are several hundred species of spider beetles, of which at least 24 species are associated with food products.

Carrion beetles

Latin Name: Nicrophous sp.

About 30 species of these native insect occur in North America.

Caterpillar hunter

Latin Name: Calosoma sp.

There are about 18 species of these native insects in North America.

Cigarette Beetle

Latin Name: Lasioderma sericorne

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Thought to be native to Egypt, where it was found in the tomb of King Tut, this beetle now is found throughout the world.

Click beetle

Latin Name: Alaus sp. is one of many genera in this large family of beetles.

There are nearly 1000 species of these native insects in North America.

Coffee bean weevil

Latin Name: Araecerus fasciculatus

It is native to India but now occurs throughout the world due to commerce and movement of infested products. It is established in all tropical regions and while commonly found in North America it does not survive well outside of the stored food products.

Colorado potato beetle

Latin Name: Leptinotarsa decemlineata

This is a native species in North America, where it was originally confined to Colorado and surrounding states where it fed on species of nightshade, a plant related to potato. Once potatoes were introduced as an agricultural crop the beetle spread throughout North America and was also introduced accidentally to Europe.

Common bean weevil

Latin Name: Acanthoscelides obtectus

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Confused Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium confusum

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Native to Africa, and found in jars of grains placed in the tombs of Pharaohs around 2500 B.C. It now is found throughout the world, and is more of a pest in the U.S. in the cooler climates than in the warmer states.

Cowpea weevil

Latin Name: Callosobruchus maculatus

Latin Family Name: Bruchidae

This species may be native to North America, but now is found throughout the world as a pest of stored dry legumes.

Deathwatch Beetle

Latin Name: Xestobium rufovillosum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Possibly European in origin, as it is a much more common and more important wood problem in those countries. It is also present in much of the United States, although not commonly, and is rarely found along the west coast.

Desert stink beetle

Latin Name: Eleodes sp.

These are native species in North America.

Diaprepes root weevil

Latin Name: Diaprepes abbreviatus

It is believed that this beetle is native to the Caribbean, and was imported into the U.S. around 1960 on plants from Puerto Rico. It now infests the Southeast U.S. west to Texas and on a regular basis is intercepted in shipments of plants in California.

Dichondra flea beetle

Latin Name: Chaetocnema repens

This is a native beetle in North America.

Dried Fruit Beetle

Latin Name: Carpophilus spp.

Latin Family Name: Nitidulidae

Most species in this group are native insects in North America and they are found just about everywhere there is food material for them. The family is a large and diverse one, with most species being very small, less than 1/4 inch long.

Drugstore Beetle

Latin Name: Stegobium paniceaum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

This beetle is found throughout the world as one of the most common and most destructive pests of food in storage. It is easily transported and spread in infested materials.

Dung Beetles

Latin Name: Aphodius Sp.

There are many native species of these beneficial decomposers in North America.

Dung roller

Latin Name: Canthon sp.

There are many species of these native insects in North America.

Elderberry longhorn beetle

Latin Name: Desmocerus sp.

Three native species in this genus occur in North America.

Elm leaf beetle

Latin Name: Xanthogaleruca luteola

This beetle is native to Europe but is now found throughout North America, having first been detected in Maryland in the 1830’s.

Emerald ash borer

Latin Name: Agrilus planipennis

It is a native of eastern Asia and is believed to have entered North America in wood packaging materials.

Engraver beetle

Latin Name: Ips sp.

These are native species that are found throughout North America.

Eucalyptus leaf beetle

Latin Name: Trachymela sloanei

These two beetles are native to Australia, but were discovered in California in 1998 and 2003.

Eucalyptus longhorn

Latin Name: Phoracantha semipunctata

Native to Australia and introduced in 1984 to California.

European chafer

Latin Name: Rhizotrogus majalis

This is likely a European species that was first discovered in North America in 1940 in New York. It now occupies all of the Upper Northeast states and into Ontario, Canada.

False Black Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium destructor

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Likely European in origin this beetle is found throughout the world.

Firefly

Latin Name: Photuris sp. is one of many genera in the family.

There are about 170 identified species of these native insects in North America.

Flat oak borer

Latin Name: Smodicum cucujiforme

This is a native species in the eastern United States.

Flea beetles

Latin Name: Disonycha sp. / Capraita sp.

These are primarily native insects in North America.

Foreign Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Ahasverus advena

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

This beetle occurs worldwide, and its exact origin may not be known.

Fuller rose weevil

Latin Name: Naupactus cervinus

It is believed this beetle is native to Central and South America, but now well established across the U.S. and throughout the world, with occasional occurrences in southern Canada. It’s presence on plants being shipped from California to Japan has caused those shipments to be turned away and quarantines to be put in place.

Fungus darkling beetle

Latin Name: Blapstinus sp.

There are about 30 native species of these beetles in North America.

Furniture Beetle

Latin Name: Anobium punctatum

Latin Family Name: Anobiidae

Possibly European in origin, but it is found in many countries in temperate climates, including the United States, New Zealand, and England, and it is a much more severe pest in England and other European countries than in the U.S. It is, however, a very common problem in east coast cities and in northern California.

Furniture Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Anthrenus flavipes

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Possibly European in origin, but now found throughout the world

Giant stag beetle

Latin Name: Lucanus elaphus

There are only about 25 species of these native beetles in North America.

Giant Water Scavenger Beetle

Latin Name: Hydrophilus triangularis

The Giant water scavenger beetle is a native insect found throughout the United States.

Gold-spotted oak borer

Latin Name: Agrilus auroguttatus

The gold-spotted oak borer is native to southeastern Arizona and a very similar species – Agrilus coxalis – is found in central Mexico to Guatemala.

Golden Buprestid Beetle

Latin Name: Buprestis aurulenta

Native to North America

Granary Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus granarius

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Believed to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean region, this weevil is now worldwide in occurrence, particularly in the cooler regions of the world. In the U.S. it tends to be more common in the northern half of the country.

Green dock beetle

Latin Name: Gastrophysa cyanea

These are native beetles in North America.

Green June beetle

Latin Name: Cotinis sp.

These are native beetles in North America, with C. nitida occurring in the eastern U.S. and C. mutabilis occurring in the western U.S. and Mexico. Both species may occur in Texas.

Hairy fungus beetle

Latin Name: Typhaea stercorea

Possibly a native of Europe, but now found throughout the world.

Hairy spider beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus villiger

Possibly European in origin but found throughout the world.

Hide Beetles / Leather Beetles

Latin Name: Dermestes spp.

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

A number of species exist in this genus, including the common Dermestes maculatus, a species found worldwide and possibly originating in Europe or Asia.

Hister beetles

Latin Name: Hister sp.

There are around 450 native species of these beetles in North America.

Hoplia beetle

Latin Name: Hoplia callipyge

These are native beetles in North America.

Humpbacked spider beetle

Latin Name: Gibbium aequinoctiale

Possibly native to Old World Tropics, but now found throughout the world.

Ironclad beetle

Latin Name: Zopherus sp.

A native insect in North America.

Japanese beetle

Latin Name: Popillia japonica

This terrible pest is a native of Japan, but was first discovered in the U.S. in 1916 in New Jersey. It now occupies and heavily infests the entire Northeast U.S. and southeastern Canada, with the Mississippi River about its western border.

Jeweled scarab

Latin Name: Chrysina sp.

These are native species in the Southwest U.S. and Mexico, with the majority of species occurring in Central and South America.

Khapra Beetle

Latin Name: Trogoderma granarium

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Native to India, but now present throughout the world where aggressive eradication efforts are not made. It was first discovered in the U.S. in California in 1953, possibly present for several years before that, and at this time it still remains eradicated from North America.

Klamath weed beetle

Latin Name: Chrysolina quadrigemina

These beetles are native to Northern Africa and Europe.

Larder Beetle

Latin Name: Dermestes lardarius

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

This beetle is found throughout the world, including in all of North America, where it is no longer found commonly as a food pest. This may be due partly to the better storage of meat products, which were often subjected to attack by this beetle.

Lead Cable Borer

Latin Name: Scobicia declivis

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Native to North America, and most common in the western states.

Lesser Grain Borer

Latin Name: Rhizopertha dominica

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Possibly originating in the West Indies where it is believed to have fed on trees and their roots, this beetle is now found worldwide. Most other members of the family have larvae that are wood feeders, including several that are destructive to structural wood members and furniture.

Lined June beetles

Latin Name: Polyphylla sp.

At least 2 dozen of these native beetles occur in North America.

Litter Beetle Or Lesser Mealworm

Latin Name: Alphitobius diaperinus

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

This beetle is found throughout the world, as a minor pest of stored food products.

Masked chafers

Latin Name: Cyclocephala sp.

These are native insects in North America.

May or June beetles

Latin Name: Phyllophaga sp.

At least 152 species in the genus Phyllophaga occur as native insects in the United States and Canada, most in the eastern half of the U.S., and according to some sources there may be up to 400 species in North America. There are 100 species in Texas.

Mealybug destroyer

Latin Name: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

This beneficial insect is native to Australia, but was purposely imported to California for bio-control programs.

Merchant Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Oryzaephilus mercator

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

Possibly unknown, as this beetle has been found worldwide for many centuries.

Mexican bean beetle

Latin Name: Epilachna varivestis

This beetle is believed to be native to southern Mexico, but now inhabits the eastern U.S. into southern Canada and west to Arizona and Utah.

Minute brown scavenger beetles

Latin Name: Lathridius sp.

There are many native species of these beetles in North America, and likely some non-native species found in food products.

Mountain pine beetle

Latin Name: Dendroctonus ponderosae

This beetle is a native insect in western North America, from Mexico to British Columbia.

Native elm bark beetle

Latin Name: Hylurogopinus rufipes

This is a native beetle in North America.

Nautical Borer

Latin Name: Xylotrechus nauticus

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Native to the western United States.

New house borer

Latin Name: Arhopalus productus

This beetle is a native insect in western North America.

Obscure root weevil

Latin Name: Sciopithes obscurus

This is a native species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

Old House Borer

Latin Name: Hylotrupes bajulus

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Apparently native to Europe, where it may infest up to 50% of the homes in some areas. It now is found on most continents of the world including North America, where it is found along the eastern seaboard states from at least New York, south and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. It may be found as far west as Minnesota and in many other states east of the Mississippi River.

Oriental beetle

Latin Name: Anomala orientalis

This beetle is native to eastern Asia and was introduced into the Hawaiian Islands on the island of Oahu before 1908, where it has been a serious pest of sugarcane. It was then found in the mainland U.S. in 1920 in Connecticut, presumably in nursery stock from Japan. It now ranges from North Carolina to the New England states.

Ornate checkered beetle

Latin Name: Trichodes sp.

These are native species in North America.

Pea weevil

Latin Name: Bruchus pisorum

Believed to be native to Europe but now found throughout the world.

Pine needle weevil

Latin Name: Pachyrhinus spp.

These are native beetles in western North America.

Pine sawyer

Latin Name: Trichocnemis spiculatus

This is a native beetle in western North America.

Pinhole bark borer

Latin Name: Euplatypus sp.

About 7 species of these native beetles occur in North America and are found throughout the U.S. and into southern Canada.

Platypodid Ambrosia Beetle

Latin Name: Platypus sp.

Latin Family Name: Platypodidae

Native to North America, with only one genus in the family in the U.S.

Plum curculio

Latin Name: Conotrachelus nenuphar

This is a native species that is widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains in North America.

Predaceous diving beetle

Latin Name: Deronectes sp., Cybister sp.

There are over 500 species of these native insects in North America north of Mexico.

Rain Beetles

Latin Name: Pleocoma sp.

These are native beetles in western North America from Baja California north into Washington.

Red Flour Beetle

Latin Name: Tribolium castaneum

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Native to the Indo-Australian region, but now found as a pest of food products throughout the world.

Red Legged Ham Beetle

Latin Name: Necrobia rufipes

Possibly native to northern Africa, as the beetles have been found in Egyptian mummies. The Red-legged Ham Beetle is now found throughout the world.

Red Shouldered Ham Beetle

Latin Name: Necrobia ruficollis

Possibly native to northern Africa, as the beetles have been found in Egyptian mummies.

Red turpentine beetle

Latin Name: Dendroctonus valens

This species is a native insect in North America and now is also found as an invasive in China.

Red-shouldered shothole borer

Latin Name: Xylobiops basilaris

This is a native insect in the eastern half of North America.

Rhinoceros beetle

Latin Name: Megasoma sp. / Dynastes sp.

These are native beetles in their ranges in the U.S.

Rice beetle

Latin Name: Dyscinetus morator

This is a native species in eastern United States.

Rice Weevil

Latin Name: Sitophilus oryzae

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Its origin is believed to be India, but it now is one of the most important grain destroying pests in the world, and is found worldwide.

Rose chafer

Latin Name: Macrodactylus subspinosus

These are native beetles in North America.

Rose curculio

Latin Name: Merhynchites bicolor

A native beetle in western North America, and found throughout the continent, but primarily in the northern states and southern Canada, and most common in the West.

Rove beetle

Latin Name: Staphylinus sp. is one of many genera in the family

These are native beetles in North America.

Rusty And Flat Grain Beetles

Latin Name: Cryptolestes spp.

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

These beetles are found worldwide in many kinds of stored food products, including dried fruit, grains, flours, dried mushrooms, and other vegetable-based foods. It is a scavenger that often is in association with other food pests. They may also be found outside, feeding on damaged, moldy fruits or vegetables or under the bark of dead trees.

Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

Latin Name: Oryzaephilus surinamensis

Latin Family Name: Silvanidae

Possibly unknown, as this beetle has been found worldwide for many centuries.

Sawyer beetles

Latin Name: Monochamus sp.

There are 8 native species of these beetles in North America and the one introduced species from Japan, which is known from only a very few locations in the U.S.

Sculptured pine beetle

Latin Name: Chalcophora virginiensis

A native species in eastern North America.

Seedcorn beetle

Latin Name: Stenolophus sp.

There are about 50 species of these native insects in North America.

Shot hole borer

Latin Name: Xyleborus sp.

Most species in North America are native insects, with several species introduced from Europe.

Silken fungus beetles

Latin Name: Atomaria sp. is one genus in this family.

Many native species are found in North America, and likely some introduced species are associated with infestations of food products.

Smaller European elm bark beetle

Latin Name: Scolytus multistriatus

True to its name this beetle is native to Europe and northern Asia, but it now is found throughout North America wherever elm tree hosts occur.

Snail eater

Latin Name: Scaphinotus sp.

There are about 50 species of these native insects in North America.

Soldier beetles

Latin Name: Chauliognathus sp. is one of many genera in the family.

There are nearly 500 species of these native insects in North America.

Spanish fly

Latin Name: Lytta vesicatoria

There are over 400 species of these native beetles in North America.

Spotted cucumber beetle

Latin Name: Diabrotica undecimpunctata

This is a native species in North America.

Strawberry root weevil

Latin Name: Otiorhynchus ovatus

It is native to Europe but now found throughout North America, and is a serious agricultural pest in the Pacific Northwest.

Striped cucumber beetle

Latin Name: Acalymma spp.

These are native beetles in North America.

Sweet potato weevil

Latin Name: Cylas formicarius

The beetle is probably native to South America, but now is found worldwide in tropical regions and throughout the southern U.S. as well as in Hawaii and the Caribbean. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Louisiana in 1875.

Telephone pole beetle

Latin Name: Micromalthis debilis

There is this single species of beetle in this family, and it is native to North America.

The Cadelle

Latin Name: Tenebroides mauritanicus

Latin Family Name: Trogositidae

Possibly native to North America, as it is a member of a family of beetles which are found only in the western hemisphere. This is the only species in the family that presents itself as a food pest, as all others occur outdoors under bark and logs.

Tiger beetles

Latin Name: Cicindella sp.

There are around 150 species of these native insects in North America.

True Powderpost Beetles

Latin Name: Lyctus spp.

Latin Family Name: Bostrichidae

Species of powder-post beetles occur in many countries throughout the world, easily being transported in infested wood products.

Tule beetle

Latin Name: Tanystoma maculicolle

This is likely a native insect in the western U.S.

Two-banded Japanese weevil

Latin Name: Pseudocneorhinus bifasciatus

Native to eastern Asia and the Orient, but introduced as early as 1914 in Pennsylvania, and it now occurs and is established along the east coast of the U.S.

Two-lined chestnut borer

Latin Name: Agrilus bilineatus

This is a native species in eastern North America.

Varied Carpet Beetle

Latin Name: Anthrenus verbasci

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Not known for certain, as some literature suggests it is of European origin, while others suggest it may be native to North America, given that it is found in natural settings in the U.S. It is now found throughout the world.

Vegetable weevil

Latin Name: Listroderes costirostris

Probably these are native insects in North America.

Warehouse Beetle

Latin Name: Trogoderma sp.

Latin Family Name: Dermestidae

Possibly unknown, as it is worldwide in its occurrence now, and is found widely throughout the United States. A close relative, the Khapra Beetle, originated in India.

Western Pine Beetle

Latin Name: Prionus sp.

Latin Family Name: Cerambycidae

Native beetles in North America.

Wharf Borer

Latin Name: Nacerdes melanura

Latin Family Name: Oedemeridae

Introduced from Europe and now found uncommonly throughout much of North America, particularly along waterfront areas. The beetles prefer to invade extremely wet wood materials, as may be found along waterways.

Whirligig beetles

Latin Name: Dineutus sp.

Around 75 native species occur in North America.

White Marked Spider Beetle

Latin Name: Ptinus fur

Latin Family Name: Ptinidae

Possibly unknown, as it is now found throughout the world. There are several hundred species of spider beetles, of which at least 24 species are associated with food products.

Willow leaf beetle

Latin Name: Chrysomela interrupta

This is a native beetle in North America, and is found from Alaska south to California and east into much of the rest of the U.S. and Canada.

Wood Boring Weevils

Latin Name: Euophryum sp.

Latin Family Name: Curculionidae

Probably native to the United States, but now found in many countries due to its transport in infested materials.

Yellow Mealworm

Latin Name: Tenebrio molitor

Latin Family Name: Tenebrionidae

Possibly European in origin, but now found throughout the world. The yellow mealworm is found in the U.S. primarily in the cooler northern states, and a related species, the Dark Mealworm, is found throughout the country.

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