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Beetles in the Central Valley

Types of Beetles That are Found in The Central Valley

  • BeetlesAcorn Weevil
  • Box Elder Beetle
  • Blister Beetle
  • California Root Borer Beetle
  • Click Beetle
  • Darkling Beetle

Beetles are insects that are known for their hard-winged exterior

These insects belong to the kingdom Animalia. Beetles are usually found in freshwater, trees, plants, and undergrounds. They have many types, but most are of dark colors, such as black or dark brown. Many species of beetles are found in Central Valley, California, some of which are listed below. If you ever encounter one, you can call Pest Control Fresno services, and they will ensure to exterminate the insects from your living space.

Acorn Weevil

These weevils are easy to recognize because of their long snout, like an elephant’s. They usually feed on tree bark and nuts like acorns or plant seeds through their snout. They are brown and have brownish-black markings on their bodies. They reside in tree bark.

Blister Beetle

These beetles are venomous and harmful. They do not bite. Instead, they release a chemical that is very painful if it comes in contact with human skin, leaving a blister through which its name is derived. Blister beetles are black in color, elongated bodies, and have red legs. These beetles usually eat leaves and flowers. 

California Root Borer Beetle

Having a reddish-brown color, these beetles are known to be root residents where they feed on rotten roots or tree bark hence their name is derived from this particular characteristic. They are found in forests and gardens, where they damage the roots of fruit trees. Each leg has three well-defined spikes. 

Calligraphy Beetle

They are beautiful to look at as they have a base of multiple colors over which the black markings look like calligraphy. The base colors range from red, orange, yellow, and green. They use their wings to fly, and they are primarily round. They eat plant tissues. 

Click Beetle

This type of beetle is harmless to people. The body is elongated and dark in color, from brown to black. They make a clicking sound to escape if they feel threatened. They are skinny and feed on corn and wheat crops. They move slowly.

Darkling Beetle

This beetle has many species of its types. They are all dark in color, primarily black. They live under stones, sandy dunes, and deserts. They eat crops and plant decay. Even though all types of darkling beetles have wings, they do not fly, and their wings are mostly kept shut to keep moisture from evaporation.

Golden Tortoise Beetle

Their visuals save them from getting killed. They are humped and round. Their metallic gold color makes them visually pleasing. Interestingly enough, they can change color to brown as well. They are found in gardens, and they feed on sweet potato vines.

Other Beetles

Many other types of beetles are also found in Central Valley, California, and the U.S., such as hermit flowers, Japanese, mottled tortoise beetles, etc. If you find any of these in your homes or gardens, call for help.

You can call the professionals at Crazy Ant Pest Control Fresno. Their service team will get your living space back to normal. Thank you for reading. Please get in touch with us at 559.295.5010 with any questions.



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