Beetles

These incredibly diverse insects come in all shapes and sizes!
Find out why and how you can be a hero
to protect ecosystems out of balance!

Did You Know?

One out of every four animals is a beetle.

Did you know?

Beetles are found in all habitats, except for the frozen North and South Poles.

Did you know?

Beetles serve key ecosystem roles—from janitors to gardeners, and predators to pollinators.
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Heroes running Frankie in front
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These beetles are causing problems through no fault of their own.

Learn about them and take action!

Meet the "Starry Sky" Beetle

This beetle hitch-hiked from China in wood packing materials and is now eating hardwood trees without a natural predator to check its numbers!

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ALB face
Asian Longhorned Beetle

This Beetle Loves Palm Trees!

This strong beetle got carried to Hawai'i and started chewing the tops of palm trees without a natural predator to check its numbers!

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CRB adult
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Small but Mighty!

This beetle is native to pine forests in the southern U.S., but outbreaks can cause a lot of damage to those forests. Learn more about them below!

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SPB adult
Southern Pine Beetle

This Beetle Loves Ash Trees!

They are fine within their northeastern Asia ecosystems. When they arrived to the U.S., the borers put our ash trees in great danger.

 

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Emerald Ash Borer