Category: Coleoptera

Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). A wider, quarter-turn angle of E. rufulus on my office window. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Clinging to my home office window. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Oh, rufulus, you have one seriously excellent form.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). Lateral view of the Red oak boarer clinging to one of our patio windows.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Enaphalodes rufulus, 26 May 2020

Enaphalodes rufulus, the Red oak boarer; Volusia county, Florida (26 May 2020). One of the more-common beetles on our property. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eburia quadrigeminata, 24 May 2020

Eburia quadrigeminata, the Ivory-marked borer; Volusia county, Florida (24 May 2020). One of my favorite beetles to photograph, this Ivory-marked borer hung around the back patio for a couple of nights before disappearing (or getting itself eaten by something). Learn more about this species…

Orthostethus infuscatus, 17 May 2020

Orthostethus infuscatus, the Infuscatus click beetle; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). Click beetles are quite fun. I haven’t seen too many of them around the house for awhile now. Glad to have a visitor again. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pelidnotoa punctata, 16 May 2020

Pelidnotoa punctata, the Grapevine beetle; Volusia county, Florida (16 May 2020). It took me some time to figure out how beautiful these little beetles actually are — if you stop and zoom in. Such a cool, tan carapace and shockingly crystalline blue eyes. Learn more…

Mallodon dasystomus, 17 May 2020

Mallodon dasystomus, the Hardwood stump borer; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). A macro portrait of the beefcake itself, the Hardwood stump borer.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Mallodon dasystomus, 17 May 2020

Mallodon dasystomus, the Hardwood stump borer; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). In addition to the hordes of wee tiny moths visiting our back patio this past week, this beefy Hardwood stump borer decided to drop in for a bit. Nifty, robust little tanks….

Pelidnota punctata, 29 April 2020

Pelidnota punctata, the Grapevine beetle; Volusia county, Florida (29 April 2020). I do so adore Grapevine beetles. Awesomely tan carapace with neonic, blue eyes. You’ve got to look close, though… They’re easy to ignore from afar.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eburia quadrigeminata, 30 May 2015

Eburia quadrigeminata, the Ivory-marked beetle; Volusia county, Florida (30 May 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eburia quadrigeminata, 30 May 2015

Eburia quadrigeminata, the Ivory-marked beetle; Volusia county, Florida (30 May 2015). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pelidnota punctata, 19 June 2013

Pelidnota punctata, the Grapevine beetle; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pelidnota punctata, 19 June 2013

Pelidnota punctata, the Grapevine beetle; Lowndes county, Georgia (19 June 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lucanus elaphus, 13 July 2019

Lucanus elaphus, the Giant stag beetle; Spartanburg county, South Carolina (13 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lucanus elaphus, 13 July 2019

Lucanus elaphus, the Giant stag beetle; Spartanburg county, South Carolina (13 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lucanus elaphus, 13 July 2019

Lucanus elaphus, the Giant stag beetle; Spartanburg county, South Carolina (13 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Alaus oculatus, 13 July 2019

Alaus oculatus, the Eastern eyed click beetle; Rutherford county, North Carolina (13 July 2019). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gymnetis thula, 27 April 2013

Gymnetis thula, the Harlequin flower beetle; Lake county, Florida (27 April 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.