Bugs such as the June bug and the ground beetle are often mistaken for roaches. There are around 2,000 species of beetles, some of which greatly resemble the common household roach. The best way to tell them apart, is to look at their wings - a roach's wings (when they have them) are much softer than a beetle's wings.Continue Reading
Ground beetles most closely resemble roaches since they are dark in color and typically only come out at night. When closely inspected, however, the beetles appear very different. Also, unlike roaches, beetles do not carry diseases, and they eat pests, such as root maggots, that can damage vegetation.
There are many species of cockroaches and they all have a slightly difference appearance. The most common roaches found in buildings and homes are the American cockroach or the brown-banded cockroach.Learn more about Beetles
Box elder bugs generally eat and reproduce on seed-bearing female box elder trees. They are also known to occasionally feed on the male box elder tree or on some ash, maple and fruit trees.Full Answer >
The three species of carpet beetles range in size from 1/10 inch to 3/15 inch, varying in color from mottled brown to solid black, depending upon species. Carpet beetle larvae are larger than the adults.Full Answer >
Adult June bugs generally feed off of vegetation, including leaves from trees and other plants. When June bugs are in the larvae stage, they live underground and eat the roots of plants that grow underground.Full Answer >
Some grubs do grow into June beetles. June beetle larvae are known as white grubs; during this stage of development, the grub lives under the soil and eats a wide variety of plants, including grasses, corn, small grains, potatoes and strawberries.Full Answer >