Asian Lady Beetles (Ladybug Beetles)

Asian lady beetles are common throughout most of the United States and parts of Canada. The scientific name is Harmonia axyridis (Pallas). This is one of a very large family of beetles known as Coccinellidae. Many people call these beetles “ladybugs.”Multicolored Asian lady beetles are about 7 mm…
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Blister Beetles

Blister beetles are soft-bodied beetles that range in size from 1 to 2.5 cm in length. There are several species of blister beetle in the U.S. Adults range in color from an ash gray to bright yellow with black stripes. They usually are seen during the day on flowers and also are attracted to lights…
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Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles feed on a wide range of animal-based items, including silk, leather, fur, wool and animal hair. As a result, carpet beetles may infest carpets, upholstered furniture, blankets, coats, comforters, wool, pillows and clothing. While carpet beetles rarely attack synthetic fabrics, they may…
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Flour Beetles

Flour beetles are pests of flour and cereal products. They are among the most important pests of flour and stored products. They are common in homes and grocery stores. They also infest mills and food processing facilities.Two of the most common flour beetles are the confused flour beetle, Tribolium…
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Cat Fleas

Cat fleas are small, dark brown to black insects whose bodies are hardened and look compressed when viewed from side to side. They do not fly, but have strong hind legs that they use to jump and their mouth parts are designed to pierce the skin of their host and suck blood. While not seen unless using…
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Dog Fleas

Dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis) are common pests in Europe, Africa and Asia, and are lesser known in North America. They are extremely similar in appearance and behavior to cat fleas, and the two are often times confused. The differences between them are best distinguished through microscopic study.…
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