Mating Asian Spotted Ladybird Beetles
Three beetles and an Argentine Ant share this very small flower
Ladybug and aphid prey.
Ladybird Beetle Larva
Asian Spotted Ladybird Beetle on a rose petal.
Mealy Bug Destroyer larva.
Ashy Gray Ladybird Beetle
Ladybird Beetle larva
Spotless Ladybird Beetle
Ashy Gray Ladybird Beetle - minutes after eclosure
Stink Beetles: Pair on left is mating. The beetles are on a broken-off piece of a large mushroom.
Two-stabbed Ladybird Beetle
Western Blood-Red Ladybird Beetle
A Ladybug in the making.
Blunt-nosed Weevil - missing the lower part of its left front leg.
A wood-boring beetle.
Newly emerged Asian Spotted Ladybird Beetle. Spots have not yet darkened.
Black Lampyrid - a type of firefly beetle that does not glow.
Possibly a Golden Buprestid beetle - or something similar. This is a wood-boring beetle of which there are several hundred species in the Western U.S.
Small ground beetle.
Downy Leather-wing Beetle. An aphid and mite predator.
Mating Beetles. The species is in the same family as fireflies - but has no light.
8 Mar: Rove Beetle. There are 3,100 species of Rove Beetles in North America alone. They scavenge in the leaf litter and are considered to be beneficial because they feed on smaller insects.
A member of the family of Lamellicorn Beetles, named for the plate-like structures that comprise the third segment of their antennae. These structures are called "lamellae."
Black Vine Weevil.
Seven-spotted Ladybird Beetle.
Pine Ladybird Beetle