Order Coleoptera

(Beetles)

Domain: EucaryaKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaClass: Insecta Order Phenology

Families of the Order Coleoptera Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Family Common Name Photo Example Where? Phenology
AderidaeAnt-like leaf beetles(not available) HerePhenology
AgyrtidaePrimitive carrion beetles(not available) HerePhenology
AnobiidaeDeath watch beetles, spider beetles(not available) HerePhenology
AnthicidaeAnt-like flower beetles(not available) HerePhenology
AnthribidaeFungus weevils(not available) HerePhenology
ArtematopodidaeSoft-bodied plant beetles(not available) HerePhenology
AttelabidaeLeaf rolling weevils, Thief weevils(not available) HerePhenology
BiphyllidaeFalse skin beetles(not available) HerePhenology
BostrichidaeBranch and twig borers(not available) HerePhenology
BrachypteridaeShort-winged flower beetles(not available) HerePhenology
BrentidaeStraight-snouted weevils, Pear-shaped weevils(not available) HerePhenology
BuprestidaeMetallic wood-boring beetle(not available) HerePhenology
ByturidaeFruitworm beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CantharidaeSoldier beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CarabidaeGround beetles, Tiger beetles HerePhenology
CerambycidaeLonghorn beetles HerePhenology
CeratocanthidaePill scarab beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CerophytidaeRare click beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CerylonidaeMinute bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ChrysomelidaeLeaf beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CiidaeMinute tree-fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ClambidaeFringe-winged beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CleridaeCheckered beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CoccinellidaeLadybugs or Ladybird beetles(not available) HerePhenology
Coleoptera_familyUnidentified family of beetles(not available) HerePhenology
Corylophidae"Ladybugs" or Ladybird beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CryptophagidaeSilken fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CucujidaeFlat bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CupedidaeReticulated beetles(not available) HerePhenology
CurculionidaeSnout weevils HerePhenology
DermestidaeSkin beetles HerePhenology
DerodontidaeTooth-necked fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
DryopidaeLong-toed water beetles(not available) HerePhenology
DytiscidaePredaceous diving beetles HerePhenology
ElateridaeClick beetles HerePhenology
ElmidaeRiffle beetles(not available) HerePhenology
EndomychidaeHandsome fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ErotylidaePleasing fungus beetles HerePhenology
EucinetidaePlate-thigh beetles(not available) HerePhenology
EucnemidaeFalse click beetles(not available) HerePhenology
GeotrupidaeEarth-boring scarab beetles(not available) HerePhenology
GyrinidaeWhirligig beetles(not available) HerePhenology
HaliplidaeCrawling water beetles(not available) HerePhenology
HelophoridaeWater scavenger beetles(not available) HerePhenology
HeteroceridaeVariegated mud-loving beetles(not available) HerePhenology
HisteridaeHister beetles HerePhenology
HydraenidaeMinute moss beetles(not available) HerePhenology
HydrophilidaeWater scavenger beetles HerePhenology
IthyceridaeNew York weevils(not available) HerePhenology
LaemophloeidaeLined flat bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
LampyridaeFireflies HerePhenology
LatridiidaeMinute brown scavenger beetles(not available) HerePhenology
LeiodidaeRound fungus, Small carrion, and Mammal-nest beetles(not available) HerePhenology
LucanidaeStag beetles(not available) HerePhenology
LycidaeNet-winged beetles(not available) HerePhenology
LymexylidaeShip-timber beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MelandryidaeFalse darkling beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MeloidaeBlister beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MelyridaeSoft-winged flower beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MonotomidaeRoot-eating beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MordellidaeTumbling flower beetles(not available) HerePhenology
MycetophagidaeHairy fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
NemonychidaePine flower weevils(not available) HerePhenology
NitidulidaeSap beetles(not available) HerePhenology
NosodendridaeTree wound beetles(not available) HerePhenology
OedemeridaeFalse blister beetles(not available) HerePhenology
OmethidaeFalse soldier beetles, False firefly beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PassalidaeBess beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PassandridaeParasitic flat bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PhalacridaeShining flower beetles and Shining mold beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PhengodidaeGlow worms(not available) HerePhenology
PsephenidaeWater penny beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PtiliidaeFeatherwing beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PtilodactylidaeToe-winged beetles(not available) HerePhenology
PyrochroidaeFire-colored beetles(not available) HerePhenology
RhipiceridaeCedar beetles(not available) HerePhenology
SalpingidaeNarrow-waisted bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ScarabaeidaeScarab beetles HerePhenology
ScirtidaeMarsh beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ScraptiidaeFalse flower beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ScydmaenidaeAnt-like stone beetles(not available) HerePhenology
SilphidaeCarrion beetles(not available) HerePhenology
SilvanidaeSilvanid flat bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
SphindidaeCryptic slime mold beetles(not available) HerePhenology
StaphylinidaeRove Beetles HerePhenology
StenotrachelidaeFalse longhorn beetles(not available) HerePhenology
SynchroidaeSynchroa bark beetles(not available) HerePhenology
TenebrionidaeDarkling beetles HerePhenology
TetratomidaePolypore fungus beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ThroscidaeThroseid click beetles(not available) HerePhenology
TrogidaeHide beetles(not available) HerePhenology
ZopheridaeIronclad beetles(not available) HerePhenology

Can't find the families you are looking for? Note:
Families on this list are only those contained in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include all Park families from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the family name ends with '_family', it means that the family
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.

In Case You Didn't Know ...
Beetles are in an order of insects known to the scientific community as Coleoptera. Collectively, beetles contain almost 25% of all known species on earth.
Thus far 2,518 species have been discovered in the Smokies. 56 of these are new to science and 1,575 are new to the Park since DLIA has been involved!
Much thanks to the cooperating scientists at the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum (Dr. Chris Carlton, Director, and Ms Victoria Bayless, Curator) for their many hours of Park fieldwork, and lab identification research.