Not all bark beetles feed on a tree's bark. Some species feed on fruits, seeds, and other parts of the plant
Old House Borer
Depending on the habitat and climate, these beetles can live between 2 to 10 years, often staying in their larval stage for several years, making them extremely dangerous to wooden structures.
Asian Longhorn Beetle
Their entire life cycle from larvae to beetle usually takes around 2 years in Asia. However, it may take longer in areas where they are an invasive species, like the UK and USA
Ten-Lined June Beetle
These beetles can take up to two years to complete one generation. In fact, larvae can develop in soil for up to 4 years!
These beetles are herbivores but have an intimidating appearance because of the horn-like projection on their heads. However, they are entirely harmless to humans, as they don't sting or bite.
Female pine beetles can lay up to 75 eggs at once, and the males will stay with their mates for up to 3 weeks after fertilizing the eggs
These larvae are native to Central and South America but now occur on every continent except Antarctica
Powderpost beetles prefer living in moist tree limbs, dead wood, and branches. They get into homes through infested joists, paneling, rafters, flooring, and finished wood products.
In 1968, the mealworm beetle traveled to space and circled the moon on the Soviet mission Zond 5.
Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle
The Devil’s coach horse beetle can emit a noxious substance to deter predators