Plant matter, leaves, fruit, seeds and wood are the most common staples in the beetle's diet. They also commonly eat fungus and decaying organic matter, such as dung and carrion. Some beetles, such as rove beetles or gro... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

Beetles can destroy plants. Some species are more dangerous than others, such as Japanese beetles that feed on the leaves of a plant and lay their larvae in the soil, which then feed off of the roots. In order to kill be... More »

Beetles live in different habitats all around the world. There are more than 300,000 recognized species of beetles as of 2014. More »

A wood-boring beetle refers to any of the families of beetles whose larval or adult forms eat or destroy wood. Three groups of these invasive beetles are a common nuisance to homeowners, damaging the structures of dwelli... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

Adult Asian longhorned beetles eat the young bark, leaves and twigs of over 24 species of hardwood tree. These trees include the poplar, birch, maple and elm. More »

Scarab beetles have an omnivorous diet, which means they eat both meat- and plant-based food items. The specifics of the scarab beetle's diet varies with the species of scarab beetle. Some common food sources for scarab ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

Pine borers are beetles whose larvae tunnel beneath the bark of conifers, causing damage. The most aggressive species belong to the genus Dendroctonus, and they are serious pests to forestry. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles