Some Common Beetles…

A few years ago collected video-images of common beetles found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  Perhaps these images, which I’ll archive here, may be of some educational use to local naturalists.  Enjoy! 

Carabidae or Ground Beetles

Brachinus (Bombardier Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3diz3Yca0g

Callisthenes calidus (Fiery Hunter): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdKIXbXDA6Y

Carabus serratus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idMQ2hMLaHA

Cicindela duodecemguttata (Twelve-spotted Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stV0HelWT0k

Cicindela repanda (Bronzed Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–CUHwyeyz4

Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMbbeISj7DU

Pterostichus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6cElsVOG-Y

Scarabaeidae or Scarab Beetles

Dichelonyx (Small May Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgOlKqqFtGs

Onythophagus hecate (Scooped Scarab Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCt61eEHWUk

Osmoderma subplanata: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL_ylPBDQbk

Phyllophaga (Large May Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WP2RFDIywE

Popillia japonica (Japanese Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARfBnZ98ThY

Trichiotinus piger (Bee-like Flower Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bv6hEvMLn0

Lucanidae or Stag Beetles

Platycerus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA48Qy1iS9w

Coccinellidae or Lady Beetles

Adalia bipunctata (Two-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5DlyrdkOfM

Anatis labiculata (Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sgmKL1Ya34

Coccinella septempunctata (Seven-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDpjMFKpIw

Cycloneda munda (Polished Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWoS_brO16g

Harmonia axyridis (Asian Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEIrpPYr3Sk

Hippodamia convergens (Convergent Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE97R2A1QLg

Hippodamia moesta (Sorrowful Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-zgtklASHU

Hippodamia parenthesis (Parenthesis Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlDyXOjHz7Y

Hippodamia tredecmpunctata (Thirteen-spotted Lady Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVcpFD5QEkA

Meloidae or Blister Beetles

Epicauta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USH7LwHAHBw

Lytta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqNeg0Hu8k

Meloe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHSGdnAxFI

Pyrochroidae  or Fire-colored Beetles

Pedilus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b2wp3xvaLw

Cleridae or Checkered Beetles

Trichodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-NYwif8qBM

Dermestidae or Skin and Carpet Beetles

Dermestes lardarius: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyOPcejF63U

Curculionidae or True Weevils

Curculio(Acorn Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ_bON7IuV4

Listronotus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhNquqsb6F8

Polydrusus impressifrons (Broad-nosed Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpAwlAEdnjQ

Rhyssomatus lineaticollis (Milkweed Stem Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwiYlu_e2O8

Sciaphilus (Broad-nosed Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYu4pLRhlc

Brentidae or Straight-snouted Weevils

Arrhenodes minutus (Oak Timberworm Weevil): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIO998hemvs

 Chrysomelidae or Leaf Beetles

Anomoea aticlavia (Clay-colored Leaf Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DEttl6SIlY

Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujx0M0JFeDs

Diabrotica (Spotted Cucumber Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7ZAG_tWUWA

Labidomera clivicollis (Milkweed Swamp Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsS7YWjRqmQ

Leptinotarsa desemlineata (Colorado Potato Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0aVq0Pn_x4

Trirhabda (Skeletonizing Leaf Beetle, Larva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY551PCsxsw

Nitidulidae or Sap Beetles

Glischrochilus quadrisignatus (Four-spotted Sap Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoSdvX4ClY

Lampyridae or Fireflies

Ellychnia corrusca (Diurnal Firefly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wdfASJdcWI

Lucidota atra (Black Firefly): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwb214QZTlU

Photuris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBHqRt10qd8

Pyractomena borealis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnA_KasV0UQ

Cantharidae or Soldier Beetles

Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Goldenrod Soldier Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeSqOqcQr0

Malthacus piniphilus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ljgHMj6xg

Podabrus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsXPNf0vhI

Cerambycidae or Long-horned Beetles

Astylopsis sexguttata (Flat-faced Long-horn beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvXs0lt_z44

Bellamira: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMtIrUunzwY

Clytus ruricola (Round-necked Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMvOfZvcXvk

Cyrtophorus verrucosus Round-necked Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cq6XFfKtcM

Hyperplatys aspersa (Spotted Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7vcI5v_6_o

Leptura: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnZ279ZlIOg

Lepturopsis (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMoLfSntzkQ

Monochamus scutellatus (White-spotted Sawyer Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHD4tffV6dY

Neoclytus (Red-headed Ash Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RUepYXoYps

Neandra brunnea (Pole Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRsyLIEdqg0

Stenocorus schaumii (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b_pUz83aPI

Stranglalepta abbreviate (Flower Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XTQ9M10sZk

Tetraopes femoratus (Milkweed Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qzoQMI3uUM

Trigonarthis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__Mckg5J8M

Typocerus velutinus (Banded Long-horned Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6rjDQe6N9Y

Xylotrechus sagittatus (Arrowhead Borer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FtXLVzT48c

 Buprestidae or Metallic Woodborers

Agrilus cyanescens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIQTxMJQzxs

Brachys aerosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otG51enkj8c

Dicerca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtKvf3pAnZk

Elateridae or Click Beetles

Agriotes fucosus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnH0eof-ZI0

Ampedus (Black-tailed Click Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JvSb5aFvSA

Melanotus similis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Tuy6YPDt4

Silphidae or Carrion Beetles

Necrodes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_PLRip1PXc

Necrophila americana (American Carrion Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmwQ2n0fd5E

Nicrophorus orbicollis (Burying Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4enMeb9SXFw

Nicrophorus tomentosus (Burying Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU4Cocogmh8

Oiceoptoma novaboracense (Margined Carrion Beetle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezyNklg-krw

Staphylinidae or Rove Beetles

Philonthus caeruleipennis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65XHkEyasCU

 

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