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Beetle Gallery - Page 6: Other Beetles (cont.)

Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera

A selection of beetles found in Britain and Northern Europe . . . . . .

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Bruchus
Lesser Pea Beetle or Weevil
(Bruchus affinis, family Bruchidae)
length 4-5 mm

In houses and stores, infesting dry legumes
(peas, beans, lentils, etc.)
Photo: Entomart ©
Platyrhinus
Cramp-ball Fungus Weevil
(Platyrhinus resinosus, family Anthribidae)
length 11-14 mm

Rare in Britain, mainly under bark of dead ash (Fraxinus)
or on cramp-ball fungus (Daldinia) in woodland
Photo: A. Allain ©
  
Apoderus
Hazel Leaf-roller Weevil
(Apoderus coryli, family Attelabidae)
length 6-8 mm

On hazel (Corylus) in woods and hedgerows
Phyllobius
Nettle Weevil
(Phyllobius pomaceus, family Curculionidae)
length 7-9 mm

On stinging nettles (Urtica)
  
Rice Weevil
Rice Weevil
(Sitophilus oryzae, family Curculionidae)
length 2-3 mm

In houses and stores, infesting dry food stuffs
Photo: Jim Kalisch - UNL ©
Granary Weevil
Granary Weevil
(Sitophilus granarius, family Curculionidae)
length 2-3 mm

In houses and stores, infesting dry food stuffs
Photo: Jim Kalisch - UNL ©
  
Attagenus
Fur Beetle
(Attagenus pellio, family Dermestidae)
length 4-6 mm

In houses and stores, living in animal skins,
furs, carpets, old blankets, dry food stuffs, etc.
Dermestes
Larder or Bacon Beetle
(Dermestes lardarius, family Dermestidae)
length 7-10 mm

Outside on animal hides and dry carcasses, and
also indoors on meat and other dry animal matter
Photo: Wikipedia - CCA Share Alike License
  
Anthrenus
Varied Carpet Beetle
(Anthrenus verbasci, family Dermestidae)
length 2-3 mm

In houses and stores, living in animal skins,
furs, carpets, old blankets, dry food stuffs, etc.,
Photo: Joe Doran ©
Tenebrio
Mealworm Beetle
(Tenebrio molitor, family Tenebrionidae)
length 14-17 mm

In or near bird nests, and in houses and stores
where it frequently infests dry food stuffs
  
Blaps
Cellar or Churchyard Beetle
(Blaps mucronata, family Tenebrionidae)
length 18-25 mm

In houses and stores, living in waste animal
and vegetable matter, and dry food stuffs
Tribolium
Confused Flour Beetle
(Tribolium confusum, family Tenebrionidae)
length 2-4 mm

In houses and stores, infesting dry food stuffs
Photo: Jim Kalisch - UNL ©
  

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