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Buprestis (Cypriacis) aurulenta - Golden Buprestid
Buprestis (Cypriacis) aurulenta - Golden Buprestid

Macro Bugtographytm, By Phil

Last Updated: Auhust 13, 2013


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BEETLE: The insect group (order Coleoptera) with the largest number of known species.  They have four wings, of which the outer pair are modified into stiff elytra that protect the inner pair.

NOTE: If your bug looks like a beetle, but you can't find it in the Beetles Gallery, it may be a "Truebug".

PURPOSE:
This image gallery has been created to assist visitors with beetle identification, specifically for beetles in Douglas County, Oregon.  These beetles are also found in many other parts of the U.S., and therefore should help in the identification of beetles outside this area, as well. Please note that I have not yet captured images of all beetles in this area, but rest assured, as I take images of additional beetle species, they will be added to the gallery.


PHOTOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS AND DATES:
Currently, the beetle identification on this page is specific to all beetles that show up in and around my yard.  These beetles, however, are also found in many other parts of the country; some are found throughout North America.

Unless otherwise noted, all images were taken in Northern Douglas County, Oregon.

The date each photograph was taken appears under each thumbnail image.  The sex of each specimen, if known, is also indicated under each thumbnail.

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There's Beetles in My Yard

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Cicindela oregona
Oregon Tiger Beetle

Cicindela oregona - Oregon Tiger Beetle
06/27/09

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Metacolpodes buchanani

Metacolpodes buchanani
teneral
09/13/10
Metacolpodes buchanani

09/26/10

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genus Gyrinus

genus Gyrinus
08/16/10

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Vrilletta decorata

Vrilletta decorata
06/22/10
Vrilletta decorata
06/22/10

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genus Cryptorhopalum

genus Cryptorhopalum
07/16/09

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Buprestis (Cypriacis) aurulenta
Golden Buprestid

Buprestis (Cypriacis) aurulenta - Golden Buprestid
06/22/09
Buprestis (Cypriacis) aurulenta - Golden Buprestid
06/22/09

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Megasemum asperum

Megasemum asperum
08/02/11

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Phymatodes grandis

Phymatodes grandis
08/16/10

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Molorchus longicollis

Molorchus longicollis
05/15/09
Molorchus longicollis
05/10/11

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Monochamus clamator

Monochamus clamator
06/28/07

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Anastrangalia laetifica
Dimorphic Flower Longhorn

Anastrangalia laetifica - Dimorphic Flower Longhorn - female
female
07/04/10
Anastrangalia laetifica - Dimorphic Flower Longhorn - female
female
07/04/10
Anastrangalia laetifica - Dimorphic Flower Longhorn - male
male
06/08/10
Anastrangalia laetifica - Dimorphic Flower Longhorn - male
male
06/08/10

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Brachyleptura vexatrix

Brachyleptura vexatrix
06/13/09
Brachyleptura vexatrix
06/14/09
Brachyleptura vexatrix
07/06/08

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Centrodera spurca

Centrodera spurca
06/28/09
Centrodera spurca
06/28/09

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Pidonia scripta

Pidonia scripta
06/14/09

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Stenocorus nubifer

Stenocorus nubifer - male
male
06/27/09

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Stictoleptura canadensis

Stictoleptura canadensis
07/26/09

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Xestoleptura crassipes

Xestoleptura crassipes
07/16/09
Xestoleptura crassipes
07/16/09

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Necydalis laevicollis

Necydalis laevicollis
08/02/10
Necydalis laevicollis
08/02/10

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Prionus californicus
California Root Borer

Prionus californicus - California Root Borer
09/29/10
Prionus californicus - California Root Borer
09/29/10
Prionus californicus - California Root Borer
09/29/10

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Charidotella sexpunctata
Golden Tortoise Beetle

Charidotella sexpunctata - Golden Tortoise Beetle
06/04/11

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Timarcha intricata

Timarcha intricata
06/28/10
Timarcha intricata
06/28/10

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Chrysolina hyperici
St. Johnswort Beetle

Chrysolina hyperici - St. Johnswort Beetle
06/26/11

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genus Donacia

genus Donacia
05/10/09
genus Donacia
04/22/09

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genus Plateumaris

genus Plateumaris
04/07/10

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genus Paria

genus Paria
04/16/09

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Syneta albida
Western Fruit Beetle

Syneta albida - Western Fruit Beetle
05/03/09

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tribe Alticini
Flea Beetles

tribe Alticini - Flea Beetles
09/13/10

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genus Altica

genus Altica
05/20/11

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Diabrotica undecimpunctata
Spotted Cucumber Beetle

Diabrotica undecimpunctata - Spotted Cucumber Beetle
06/25/09

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genus Diachus
Casebearer

genus Diachus - Casebearer
03/23/10

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Trichodes ornatus
Ornate Checkered Beetle

Trichodes ornatus - Ornate Checkered Beetle - female
female
06/12/09
Trichodes ornatus - Ornate Checkered Beetle - mating pair
mating pair
06/17/09

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Malachius auritus

Malachius auritus
04/30/09

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Eronyxa pallida

Eronyxa pallida
06/04/11

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Chilocorus orbus-fratenus complex

Chilocorus orbus-fratenus complex
05/03/09

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Chilocorus kuwanae

Chilocorus kuwanae
04/30/09

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Calvia quatuordecimguttata
Cream-spotted Lady Beetle

Calvia quatuordecimguttata - Cream-spotted Lady Beetle
most common pattern
07/07/10
Calvia quatuordecimguttata - Cream-spotted Lady Beetle
most rare pattern
05/10/11

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Coccinella septempunctata
Seven-spotted Ladybug

Coccinella septempunctata - Seven-spotted Ladybug
04/04/09
Coccinella septempunctata - Seven-spotted Ladybug
07/27/10

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Cycloneda polita
Western Blood-red Ladybug

Cycloneda polita - Western Blood-red Ladybug
adult
06/08/09
Cycloneda polita - Western Blood-red Ladybug - larva
larva
08/15/09

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Cycloneda sanguinea
Spotless Ladybug

Cycloneda sanguinea - Spotless Ladybug
05/25/09

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Harmonia axyridis
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

There are many color and pattern variations to this ladybug.

Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
06/02/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
07/29/10
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
06/11/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
09/12/10
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
05/26/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - adult
adult
09/26/10

Several larval growth stages (instars).

Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - instar 1
first instar
06/02/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - 2nd or 3rd instar
2nd or 3rd instar
06/08/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - 4th or 5th instar
4th or 5th instar
06/14/09

There are also many color and pattern variations to the pupa of this ladybug.

Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - pupa
pupa
06/25/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - pupa
pupa
06/25/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - pupa
pupa
06/18/09
Harmonia axyridis - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - eggs
eggs
05/26/09

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Hippodamia moesta moesta

Hippodamia moesta moesta
06/13/09
Hippodamia moesta moesta
06/13/09

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Myzia subvittata

Myzia subvittata - with Psyllobora borealis
with Psyllobora borealis
08/13/10

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Mulsantina picta
Painted Lady Beetle

Mulsantina picta - Painted Lady Beetle
05/31/09

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Psyllobora borealis

Psyllobora borealis - and friend
and friend
08/13/10

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Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Psyllobora vigintimaculata
09/15/09

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Scymnus difficilis

Scymnus difficilis
05/10/11

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subfamily Corticariinae

subfamily Corticariinae
08/16/10

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genus Curculio
Nut and Acorn Weevils

genus Curculio - Nut and Acorn Weevils
06/26/11
genus Curculio - Nut and Acorn Weevils
06/26/11

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Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus
Rough Strawberry Root Weevil

Otiorhynchus rugosostriatus - Rough Strawberry Root Weevil
07/07/10

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Sciopithes obscurus

Sciopithes obscurus
03/14/09

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Dyslobus granicollis

Dyslobus granicollis
07/07/10

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Dyslobus lecontei

Dyslobus lecontei
06/28/10

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Larinus minutus
Seedhead Weevil

Larinus minutus - Seedhead Weevil
05/25/09
Larinus minutus - Seedhead Weevil
05/25/09

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genus Magdalis

genus Magdalis
05/25/09

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Magdalis imbellis

Magdalis imbellis
08/11/09
Magdalis imbellis
07/22/09

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Cultellunguis perpallens

Cultellunguis perpallens
05/31/09
Cultellunguis perpallens
06/07/09
Cultellunguis perpallens
06/26/11

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Cyrtomoptera divisa

Cyrtomoptera divisa
07/06/10

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Malthacus piniphilus

Malthacus piniphilus
03/14/10
Malthacus piniphilus
06/08/09

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subspecies
Podabrus cavicollis cavicollis

Podabrus cavicollis cavicollis
07/05/10

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Podabrus conspiratus

Podabrus conspiratus
06/12/10
Podabrus conspiratus
06/12/10

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Podabrus pruinosus

Podabrus pruinosus
05/28/09

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Podabrus edmundsae

Podabrus edmundsae
07/05/10

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subspecies
Podabrus pruinosus diversipes

Podabrus pruinosus diversipes
05/20/11
Podabrus pruinosus diversipes
05/20/11

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Elater pinguis

Elater pinguis
07/08/10

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Pityobius murrayi

Pityobius murrayi - male
male
08/01/10

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genus Neopristilophus

genus Neopristilophus
04/13/08

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Sylvanelater cylindriformis

Sylvanelater cylindriformis
male
03/31/11

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Pleocoma simi
Rain Beetle

Pleocoma simi - male
male
10/12/08
Pleocoma simi - male
male
10/12/08

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Polyphylla decemlineata
Ten-lined June Beetle

Polyphylla decemlineata - Ten-lined June Beetle - male
male
08/13/10
Polyphylla decemlineata - Ten-lined June Beetle - male
male
08/13/10

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genus Serica

genus Serica
08/12/10

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genus Clambus

genus Clambus
07/17/11

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Nicrophorus nigrita
Black Burying Beetle

Nicrophorus nigrita - Black Burying Beetle
with mite hitchhikers
08/16/10
Nicrophorus nigrita - Black Burying Beetle
with mite hitchhikers
08/16/10

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genus Dinothenarus

genus Dinothenarus
04/22/09

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genus Tasgius

genus Tasgius
08/06/09

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Epicauta puncticollis

Epicauta puncticollis
07/26/09
Epicauta puncticollis
08/06/09

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genus Mordella

genus Mordella
06/24/09

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Xanthochroa testacea
False Blister Beetles

Xanthochroa testacea
07/25/10

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Dendoides concolor

Dendoides concolor
05/13/08

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genus Pedilus

genus Pedilus
06/25/10

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Uloma longula

Uloma longula
07/15/10

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