Welcome to the Order Coleoptera page, also known as beetles!
Information about Coleoptera in general:
- Species in U.S. and Canada range from <1mm(<0.04in.) up to 7.5cm(3in.).
- Most beetles have four wings.
- Front wings are thick & leathery or hard & brittle and cover the rear wings.
- Found in almost every habitat insects are found.
- Beetles are notorious for their diversity in size, look, and diet.
- A weevil is a beetle, but is sometimes distinguished by its head drawn out.
Coleoptera identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.