I do not have an inordinate fondness for beetles, so my collection of beetle photos is quite small. Mostly I've photographed either the big ones or the colorful ones.

Cicindela sexguttataCicindela sexguttata (Six-Spotted Green Tiger Beetle) (Dunback Meadow, 5/19/09 11am, Lower Vine Brook, 4/28/13 11am)

Cicindela limbalis (Green-margined Tiger Beetle) (Whipple Hill, 6/30/12 11am, 6/23/13 12pm)

Calleida punctata (Lower Vine Brook, 8/3/14 1pm)

Carabus auratus (Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/09 12pm) A deliberate introduction from Europe. This was quite a large beetle, perhaps 20mm long. I would have liked to get a better photo, but I couldn't coax it out of the underbrush.

Polydrusus sp. (Willard's Woods, 6/15/06 6pm, also 6/8/02 11am) A European import.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/1/08 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/11 1pm) On milkweed.

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/30/09 10am)

Lixus sp. (Willard's Woods, 6/9/04 3pm)

Lixus sp. probably L. rubellus (Cylindrical Weevil) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/1/08 1pm) On Evening Primrose.

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/6/11 5pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 8/19/14 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 5/29/04 12pm)

Alaus oculatusAlaus oculatus (Eastern Eyed Click Beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/24/07 11am (1), Lower Vine Brook, 6/10/12 12pm (2), 5/30/15 4pm (2))

Nicrophorus orbicollis (Burying Beetle) (Lexington, 5/28/04 11pm)

Nicrophorus pustulatus (Lexington, 5/28/04 11pm)

Nicrophorus tomentosus (Lower Vine Brook, 7/11/2021 1pm)

Malachius aeneus (Scarlet malachite beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/15/06 5pm) A European introduction.

(Whipple Hill, 4/22/10 2pm)

Labidomera clivicollis (Swamp Milkweed Leaf Beetle) (Lexington, 6/16/06 11am)

Tetraopes tetraophthalmusTetraopes tetraophthalmusTetraopes tetraophthalmus (Red milkweed beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/25/06 11am, underside Lower Vine Brook, 7/9/14 9am, 7/19/14 11am) I couldn't tell if the ants were trying to eat the beetle or if they were doing something else.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/20/15 2pm) I'm guessing these are Red milkweed beetle larvae.

Pelidnota punctataGrapevine beetlePelidnota punctata (Grapevine beetle) (Lexington, 7/19/05, 11pm, 7/17/02 11pm)

Deloyala guttata (Mottled Tortoise beetle) mating (Willard's Woods, 6/14/03 11am, Lower Vine Brook, 6/13/2020 3pm)

Plagiometriona clavata (Clavate Tortoise beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/25/05 2pm)

Tortoise beetleCharidotella sexpunctata bicolorCharidotella sexpunctata bicolor (Golden Tortoise beetle) (Willard's Woods, 7/10/05 2pm & 7/6/03 3pm) They change color from gold to red when upset.

Charidotella purpurata (Lower Vine Brook, 6/13/2020 3pm)

Tortoise beetleTortoise beetle (unknown species) (Willard's Woods, 6/5/04 12pm) May be same as above.

Dermestes lardarius (Larder beetle) (Burlington, 5/7/00 2pm)

Acmaeodera tubulus? (Lower Vine Brook, 5/20/09 10am)

Dircaea liturata (Darkling beetle) (Lexington, 7/12/07 11pm, Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/10 9pm)

Glischrochilus sp. (Lower Vine Brook, 8/3/11 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/19/11 2pm) This beetle is all brown on its top side. It appeared to still be dormant. It was inside a rotting log.

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/1/11 2pm) This one (may be same as above) has several hangers-on. I can't quite tell what they are.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/28/14 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/11/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/25/10 1pm)

tiny blue beetleI'm a tiny blue beetle.

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/2/10 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/12 11am)

Agrilus sp. (Willard's Woods, 6/6/09 12pm) I'm a bigger, but still small, blue beetle.

Myrmex sp. (Ant-mimic weevil) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/5/14 12pm) I think it is much more like a jumping spider, especially the white edge on the abdomen.

Propylaea quatuordecimpunctataPropylaea quatuordecimpunctata (Introduced 14-spot ladybeetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/19/05 4pm, Lower Vine Brook, 6/20/09 10am, 7/3/13 11am, 7/5/14 12pm) A European import.

Psyllobora vigintimaculata (20-spotted Lady Beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm)

male Pseudolucanus capreolusmale female Pseudolucanus capreolusfemale Lucanus capreolus (Reddish-Brown Stag Beetle) (Lexington, 7/11/07 12am, Lower Vine Brook, 8/19/17 12pm)

Orthosoma brunneum (Brown Prionid) (Lexington, 8/3/03 12am, 7/20/07 12am, Lower Vine Brook, 7/29/2019 12:30 am) The last pair of photos is of a beetle ~ 40mm long (excluding antennae).

Catogenus rufus (Lexington, 6/29/05 11pm)

Chrysobothris femorata (Flat-headed Apple Tree Borer) (Whipple Hill, 5/26/14 12pm)

Saperda tridentata (Elm borer) (Willard's Woods, 5/26/12 12pm)

(Burlington, 6/29/00 12am)

(Lexington, 6/9/01 2pm)

Urgleptes signatus? (Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 2pm, Lexington, 7/13/07 12am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/23/11 12am)

(Lower Vine Brook,7/11/11 11pm) May be same as above.

Lichenophanes bicornis (Lower Vine Brook, 7/23/11 12am)

(Willard's Woods, 6/10/17 2pm)

Tylonotus bimaculatus (Lower Vine Brook,7/12/11 11pm)

Typocerus velutinusTypocerus velutinus (Flower longhorn) (Willard's Woods, ?, 7/25/09 2pm, 7/4/12 1pm, Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/2020 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 7/19/09 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/12 2pm) Same as above?

(Willard's Woods, 7/19/2020 12pm)

Trigonarthris minnesotana (Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/12 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 7/20/14 2pm)

Strangalepta abbreviata (Lower Vine Brook, 6/13/2020 3pm)

Analeptura lineola (Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/2023 12pm)

Strangalia famelica (Willard's Woods, 7/19/09 11am, 7/7/13 3pm)

Strangalia luteicornis (Willard's Woods, 7/19/2020 12pm)

Judolia cordifera (Willard's Woods, 7/2/06 11am, 7/19/2020 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/4/12 1pm)

(Paint Mine, 8/17/14 12pm)

Patent leather beetleOdontotaenius disjunctus (Patent Leather Beetle) (Willard's Woods, ?, Lexington, 8/9/17 11pm) I I heard this giant flying long before I saw it land on the forest floor. I found the second one on the floor of our family room and photographed it on my desk.

Carabus nemoralis (European ground beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 5/3/2009 11am) Another import.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 1pm, 6/23/2019 1pm)

Dogwood CaligraphicaCalligrapha sp. (Great Woods National Park, 6/4/00 3pm)

Calligrapha sp. (Lower Vine Brook, 5/16/2020 3pm)

Calligrapha sp. (Willard's Woods, 6/9/04 3pm) I didn't realize that there are a number of Calligraphica species, each of which more or less specializes on a specific host plant. I think, but am no longer sure, that the beetle was on the plant I found it on and handn't flow to a different one.

Calligrapha californicaCalligrapha californica (Willard's Woods, 5/17/07 10am)

Calligrapha suturalis (Willard's Woods, 8/29/05 10am)

Banded Net WingCalopteron reticulatum (Banded Net Wing) (Willard's Woods, 8/13/00 3pm)

Desmocerus palliatus (Elderberry borer) (Willard's Woods, 6/28/03 1pm)

Tricrania sanguinipennis (Lower Vine Brook, 4/13/2013 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 6/1/14 10am)

Trichiotinus affinis (Hairy flower scarab) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/8/2022 1pm, 7/9/2022 1pm) The last photo shows one next to a partially hidden Japanese beetle, which looks very much like it.

Japanese BeetlePopilla japonica (Japanese Beetle) (Willard's Woods, 8/13/00 3pm, Lower Vine Brook, 8/21/2020 12pm (2)) It's unfortunate that they are such pests because they are quite attractive.

Exomala orientalis (Oriental beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/12/14 1pm, Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/20/08 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 9/30/2018 4pm)

What am I?

Homoeolabus analis pubescens (Willard's Woods, 7/7/07 2pm)

Blepharida rhois (Sumac flea beetle) (Whipple Hill, 9/12/10 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/19/04 4pm)

Coleomegilla maculataColeomegilla maculata (Spotted Lady Beetle) with a parasitic wasp cocoon (Great Woods National Park, 6/4/00 3pm, Lower Vine Brook, 9/21/09 2pm)

Calvia quatuordecimguttataCalvia quatuordecimguttata (Lower Vine Brook, 7/10/09 12pm, Willard's Woods, 6/29/15 11am)

Convergent Ladybug BeetleHarmonia axyridis (Asian Lady Beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/26/05 1pm, 6/19/05 4pm)

Coccinella septempunctataCoccinella septempunctata (Seven-spotted lady beetle, introduced) (Willard's Woods, 6/15/05 5pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/19/09 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/6/2013 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/29/15 11am)

Ladybug larvaladybug larva (Willard's Woods, 6/2/07 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/26/11 11am) Even younger ladybug larvae.

(Willard's Woods, 6/23/02 12pm)

Disonycha pensylvanica (Great Woods National Park, 6/4/00 3pm)

Disonycha caroliniana or admirabila (Lower Vine Brook, 6/23/2019 1pm) No spots on the pronotum, but no photos in BugGuide north of New Jersey for admirabila.

Lema daturaphila (Threelined Potato Beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/9/04 3pm, Lower Vine Brook, 6/10/12 12pm)

Acalymma vittata (Striped cucumber beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 6/30/11 10pm, 10/6/12 5pm)

Diabrotica undecimpunctata (Spotted cucumber beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/10/12 12am)

(Lower Vine Brook,7/16/11 5pm)

Ophraella conferta (Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/12 11am)

Megacyllene robiniae (Locust borer) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/17/11 11am (2), 9/2/12 2pm (2), 9/15/18 2pm, 8/30/2020 12pm) The 3rd and 4th photos are of a beetle that was missing almost all of the hairs that normally give it yellow stripes.

(Burlington, 6/23/00 6pm) This beetle looks like it should be closely related to M. robiniae, above, but I can't find a good match. It is close to one of the Clytus species, but not quite right. Unfortunately, my photos aren't great.

Chauliognathus pensylvanicus (Soldier beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/20/08 1pm, Willard's Woods, 9/1/12 12pm, Lower Vine Brook, 8/12/12 1pm, 8/21/2020 12pm, 8/30/2020 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/12 12pm)

Rhagonycha oriflava? (Lower Vine Brook, 5/31/12 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/26/12 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook,7/17/11 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/30/11 5pm)

Meloe sp.Meloe sp.Meloe sp., male (Oil beetle) (Whipple Hill, 9/21/08 2pm)

Epicauta pennsylvanica (Black blister beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 9/21/09 2pm)

Epicauta fabricii (Willard's Woods, 6/10/12 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 8/9/14 12pm)

Lytta aenea (Bronzed Blister Beetle) (Arlington Great Meadows, 4/25/10 11am, Whipple Hill, 5/5/13 1pm)

Enoclerus rosmarus? (Lower Vine Brook, 6/29/08 4pm)

Ellychnia corruscaEllychnia corruscaadult larvae Ellychnia corrusca (Winter Firefly) (Lower Vine Brook, 3/11/12 2pm, 3/21/09 1pm, 10/6/12 1pm, 3/16/14 4pm)

mating, probably same as above (Lower Vine Brook, 5/28/12 11am)

Pyractomena angulata (Candle Firefly) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/3/13 11am)

Oiceoptoma noveboracense (Margined carrion beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/12/15 2pm)

Oiceoptoma inaequale (Ridged Carrion Beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 5/6/2022 11am)

Rove beetleRove beetle (Willard's Woods, 4/26/05 4pm)

same as above? (Lower Vine Brook, 3/17/12 3pm)

Rove beetle (Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/2021 2pm) Same as above?

Ontholestes cingulatus (Rove beetle) (Willard's Woods, 6/3/02 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/31/14 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/16/13 3pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

(Lexington, 8/3/05 11pm)

(Lexington, 7/7/07 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/19/11 2pm)

Chlaenius sp.? perhaps Chlaeneus impuctifrons (Wright Farm, 4/27/2019 2pm) Only the head was iridescent. Found under a rock by a stream.

(Lexington, 7/19/05 11pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/20/12 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/20/10 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 4/20/09 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/30/09 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/30/15 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/6/09 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/6/09 2pm)

Baliosus nervosus (Basswood leaf miner) (Lower Vine Brook, 8/6/11 6pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/24/11 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 3/17/12 3pm) Under dead bark.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/3/13 11am)

Nemognatha nemorensis (Lower Vine Brook, 7/3/13 11am, 7/4/13 1pm)

female male Macrosiagon sp.? (Willard's Woods, 7/7/13 3pm, Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm, Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm, Paint Mine, 8/17/14 12pm)

Hoshihananomia octopunctata (Eight-spotted tumbling flower beetle) (Willard's Woods, 7/17/2022 1pm)

family Mordellidae (Tumbling Flower Beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/13 12pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Willard's Woods, 7/13/13 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/27/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am, Parker Meadow, 8/2/2014 4pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/2/13 12pm)

Plateros sp.? Eros humeralis? (Meagherville, 6/30/13 10am)

(Meagherville, 6/30/13 10am)

(Willard's Woods, 6/29/13 5pm)

(Willard's Woods, 6/29/13 6pm) This was a huge beetle. The body was about 1" long.

(Willard's Woods, 6/29/13 6pm)

(Meagherville, 6/30/13 10am) Under the bark of a dead tree.

Chrysochus auratus (Dogbane beetle) (Whipple Hill, 6/30/13 11pm) On dogbane.

male Onthophagus orpheus (Lower Vine Brook, 6/24/2020 2pm) This poor guy was heavily parasitized by mites.

male female Arrenodes minutus (Oak timberworm) (Whipple Hill, 6/23/13 12pm, Burlington, 6/9/00 11pm) I would not have guessed this was a weevil, but it is.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/9/13 2pm)

Cyrtophorus verrucosus (Lexington, 6/5/13 9pm)

Neochlamisus sp. (Willard's Woods, 6/1/13 10am) I have never seen the serrated joint between the elytra before.

Atalantycha bilineata (Two-lined Leather-wing) (Lower Vine Brook, 5/11/13 10am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/11/13 11am)

Anthrenus sp. (Lower Vine Brook, 7/7/13 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 5/26/14 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 5/26/14 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 6/20/10 12pm, 5/26/14 12pm) A Buprestid beetle.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/26/2021 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/24/14 12pm)

(Whipple Hill, 8/16/14 11am)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm) This patch of leaf litter was right next to the fungi photographed above. I was aiming for the black beetle, but closer inspection of the photo showed another brown beetle in the lower right, a baby spider, two ticks or mites (hopefully mites, but they look more like ticks), another fungus beetle like those above, 2 purplish springtails (horribly out of focus), and a truly tiny beetle above and to the left of the black one.

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/26/14 1pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/19/14 11am)

(Willard's Woods, 6/6/15 1pm)

Larvae from the family Cryptocephalinae (leaf beetles) (Willard's Woods, 7/12/08 12pm, Lower Vine Brook, 7/6/12 1pm, 7/7/13 12pm)

Dendroides concolor larvae (Willard's Woods, 6/17/07 2pm, Lower Vine Brook 9/22/09 11am)

Wireworm? (Willard's Woods, 6/22/11 10am)

Anthrenus sp. (Lower Vine Brook, 10/16/11 1pm)

(Willard's Woods, 9/24/11 1pm) I'm not sure if these are beetle larvae or not, but it seemed a reasonable guess.

(Lower Vine Brook, 6/22/13 11am) Fungus beetle lavae of some sort.

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/30/15 4pm) Probably a beetle larva.

Aquatic species

Peltodytes sp.Peltodytes sp. (Crawling water beetle) (Lower Vine Brook, 4/19/10 2pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/10/11 3pm)

Graphoderus liberus (Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 7/14/13 12pm)

(Lower Vine Brook, 5/31/14 2pm) Might not be a beetle larva, but I've put it here temporarily.

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