Spot ID Characters for the Order

COLEOPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Hardened front wings (elytra) meet in a
        straight line down the center of the back

  • Common Beetle Families:

  • Cantharidae -- Soldier Beetles
  • Carabidae -- Ground Beetles
  • Cerambycidae -- Longhorned Beetles
  • Coccinellidae -- Lady Beetles
  • Curculionidae -- Weevils
  • Elateridae -- Click Beetles
  • Meloidae -- Blister Beetles
  • Passalidae -- Bess Beetles
  • Scarabaeidae -- Scarab Beetles
  • Staphylinidae -- Rove Beetles
  • Tenebrionidae -- Darkling Beetles




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University