"Coleoptera" means "Sheath-wing".

The forewings of beetles form a hard protective sheath called the elytra. Underneath their are folded membranous wings used for flight.

"Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,
Your house is on fire, Your children shall burn!"

Common calosoma - Calosoma semilaevec

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Common calosoma - Calosoma semilaevec

Ground beetle - Laemostenus complanatus

1 photos
Ground beetle - Laemostenus complanatus

Ground beetle - Notiobia sp.

3 photos
Ground beetle - Notiobia sp.

Rufous ground beetle - Calathus ruficollis

2 photos
Rufous ground beetle - Calathus ruficollis

Seed eating ground beetle - Amara sp.

1 photos
Seed eating ground beetle - Amara sp.

Seed eating ground beetle - Amara sp.

3 photos
Seed eating ground beetle - Amara sp.

Carabid beetle - Apristus sp.

1 photos
Carabid beetle - Apristus sp.

Carabid beetle - Bembidion sp

2 photos
Carabid beetle - Bembidion sp

Carabid beetle - Platynus brunneomarginatus

3 photos
Carabid beetle - Platynus brunneomarginatus

Ground beetle - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Ground beetle - Unidentified sp.

Antlike flower beetle - Vacusus nigritulus

3 photos
Antlike flower beetle - Vacusus nigritulus

Rove beetle - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Rove beetle - Unidentified sp.

Rove beetle 2 - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Rove beetle 2 - Unidentified sp.

Rove beetle - Tachyporus sp

1 photos
Rove beetle - Tachyporus sp

Metallic wood-boring beetle - Agrilus quadriguttatus niveiventris

2 photos
Metallic wood-boring beetle - Agrilus quadriguttatus niveiventris

Fig-eater beetle - Cotinus mutabilis

33 photos
Fig-eater beetle - Cotinus mutabilis

Scarab beetle -Dellacasiellus pseudofucosus

3 photos
Scarab beetle -Dellacasiellus pseudofucosus

Southern Masked Chafer - Cyclocephala lurida

6 photos
Southern Masked Chafer  - Cyclocephala lurida

Scarab Beetle - Aphodius pseudolividus

2 photos
Scarab Beetle - Aphodius pseudolividus

Dusty June beetle- Parathyce palpalis

3 photos
Dusty June beetle- Parathyce palpalis

May beetle - Dichelonyx pusilla

1 photos
May beetle - Dichelonyx pusilla

Small june beetle - Serica sp

4 photos
Small june beetle - Serica sp

June beetle - Diplotaxis sp

1 photos
June beetle - Diplotaxis sp

Monkey beetle - Hoplia sp.

6 photos
Monkey beetle - Hoplia sp.

Blood-red lady beetle - Cycloneda sanguinea

19 photos
Blood-red lady beetle - Cycloneda sanguinea

Western blood-red lady beetle - Cycloneda polita

5 photos
Western blood-red lady beetle - Cycloneda polita

California lady beetle - Coccinella californica

8 photos
California lady beetle - Coccinella californica

Nine-spotted lady beetle - Coccinella novemnotata

8 photos
Nine-spotted lady beetle - Coccinella novemnotata

Seven-spot lady beetle - Coccinella septempunctata

19 photos
Seven-spot lady beetle - Coccinella septempunctata

Convergent lady beetle - Hippodamia convergens

17 photos
Convergent lady beetle - Hippodamia convergens

Asian lady beetle - Harmonia axridis

20 photos
Asian lady beetle - Harmonia axridis

Twice-struck Ladybeetle - Axion plagiatum

13 photos
Twice-struck Ladybeetle - Axion plagiatum

Twenty-spotted lady beetle - Psyllobora vigintimaculata

4 photos
Twenty-spotted lady beetle - Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Mealy bug destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

5 photos
Mealy bug destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Dusky lady beetle - Scymnus sp.

3 photos
Dusky lady beetle - Scymnus sp.

Eucalyptus leaf beetle - Chrysophtharta m-fuscum

2 photos
Eucalyptus leaf beetle - Chrysophtharta m-fuscum

Australian tortoise beetle - Trachymela sloanei

8 photos
Australian tortoise beetle - Trachymela sloanei

Cobalt milkweed beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus

2 photos
Cobalt milkweed beetle - Chrysochus cobaltinus

Bronze Leaf Beetle - Diachus auratus

5 photos
Bronze Leaf Beetle - Diachus auratus

Casebearer beetle - Cryptocephalus castaneus

5 photos
Casebearer beetle - Cryptocephalus castaneus

Three-lined lema beetle - Lema sp.

13 photos
Three-lined lema beetle - Lema sp.

Western striped cucmber beetle - Acalymma trivittatum

6 photos
Western striped cucmber beetle - Acalymma trivittatum

Western spotted cucumber beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata

6 photos
Western spotted cucumber beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata

Soft-winged flower beetle - Attalus trimaculatus

3 photos
Soft-winged flower beetle - Attalus trimaculatus

Soft-winged flower beetle - Unidentified spp.

3 photos
Soft-winged flower beetle - Unidentified spp.

Flower longhorn beetle - Judolia sexspilota

3 photos
Flower longhorn beetle - Judolia sexspilota

Longhorned beetle - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Longhorned beetle - Unidentified sp.

Tumbling flower beetle - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Tumbling flower beetle - Unidentified sp.

Ironclad beetle - Phloeodes diabolicus

1 photos
Ironclad beetle - Phloeodes diabolicus

Darkling beetle - Gondwanocrypticus platensis

7 photos
Darkling beetle - Gondwanocrypticus platensis

Darkling Beetle - Coniontis sp.

2 photos
Darkling Beetle - Coniontis sp.

Darkling Beetle - Coniontis sp.

1 photos
Darkling Beetle - Coniontis sp.

Darkling beetle 1 - Coelocnemis sp.

3 photos
Darkling beetle 1 - Coelocnemis sp.

Stink beetle -Eleodes sp.

9 photos
Stink beetle -Eleodes sp.

Stink beetle - Eleodes littoralis

1 photos
Stink beetle - Eleodes littoralis

Wooly darkling beetle - Eleodes osculans

13 photos
Wooly darkling beetle - Eleodes osculans

Darkling beetle 2 - Nyctoporis carinata

3 photos
Darkling beetle 2 - Nyctoporis carinata

Darkling Beetle - Metoponium sp.

1 photos
Darkling Beetle - Metoponium sp.

Darklng beetle - Blapstinus sp.

5 photos
Darklng beetle - Blapstinus sp.

Darkling beetle - Anchomma costatum

1 photos
Darkling beetle - Anchomma costatum

Darkling beetle - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Darkling beetle - Unidentified sp.

Darkling beetle 3 - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Darkling beetle 3 - Unidentified sp.

Click beetle - Limonius sp.

1 photos
Click beetle - Limonius sp.

Click beetle - Conoderus sp.

4 photos
Click beetle - Conoderus sp.

Click beetle - Conoderus bellus

3 photos
Click beetle - Conoderus bellus

Pasture Wireworm - Heteroderes exsul

1 photos
Pasture Wireworm - Heteroderes exsul

Gulf Wireworm - Heteroderes amplicollis

2 photos
Gulf Wireworm - Heteroderes amplicollis

Click beetle - Athous spp

2 photos
Click beetle - Athous spp

Click beetle - Dalopius sp

1 photos
Click beetle - Dalopius sp

Western Banded Glowworm - Zarhipis integripennis

1 photos
Western Banded Glowworm - Zarhipis integripennis

Glowworm - Pterotus obscuripennis

1 photos
Glowworm - Pterotus obscuripennis

California Pink Glowworm - Microphotus angustus

1 photos
California Pink Glowworm - Microphotus angustus

Soldier beetle - Cultellunguis ingenuus

3 photos
Soldier beetle - Cultellunguis ingenuus

Brown Leatherwing Beetle - Pacificanthia consors

4 photos
Brown Leatherwing Beetle - Pacificanthia consors

Red-eared blister beetle - Lytta auriculata

1 photos
Red-eared blister beetle - Lytta auriculata

Minute brown scavenger beetle - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Minute brown scavenger beetle - Unidentified sp.

Wedge-shaped beetle - Ripiphorus sp.

2 photos
Wedge-shaped beetle - Ripiphorus sp.

Carpet beetle - Anthrenus verbasci

11 photos
Carpet beetle - Anthrenus verbasci

Carpet beetle - Dermestes sp.

8 photos
Carpet beetle - Dermestes sp.

Beetle - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Beetle - Unidentified sp.

Fuller rose beetle - Pantomorus cervinus

6 photos
Fuller rose beetle - Pantomorus cervinus

Clover Weevil - Sitona hispidulus

3 photos
Clover Weevil - Sitona hispidulus

Egyptian Alfalfa Weevil - Hypera brunnipennis

2 photos
Egyptian Alfalfa Weevil - Hypera brunnipennis

Billbug - Sphenophorus venatus

3 photos
Billbug - Sphenophorus venatus

Predaceous diving beetle - unidentifed sp

1 photos
Predaceous diving beetle - unidentifed sp