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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Entomology Online Masters Program Final Project. Lincoln, Nebraska.


Copyright 2018 Sarah Zuehlke


This project involves illustrated beetles commonly found in Maryland and Virginia. Scientific illustrations were created using techniques including graphite pencils, scratchboard, pen and ink, and colored pencils. Educational applications for this project include highlights for science lessons. Descriptions, habitat, and diet information were included with each beetle illustration. Collection tips for each species were provided. Illustration technique used were included for each beetle. All illustrations are original hand drawn work.

List of Beetles (Beetle Families presented in alphabetical order)

Family Brentidae — Oak Timberworm – Arrenodes minutus

Family Carabidae — Fiery Searcher – Calosoma scrutator • Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle – Cicindela sexguttata

Family Cerambycidae — Long Horned Beetle – Graphisurus fasciatus

Family Chrysomelidae — Spotted Cucumber Beetle – Diabrotica undecipunctata • Pigweed Flea Beetle – Disonycha glabrata

Family Coccinellidae — Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle – Harmonia axyridis

Family Erotylidae — Pleasing Fungus Beetle – Megalodacne fasciata

Family Lampyridae — Big Dipper Firefly – Photinus pyralis

Family Passalidae — Bess Beetle - Odontotaenius disjunctus

Family Scarabaeidae — Green June Beetle – Cotinis nitida • Rose Chafer – Macrodactylus subspinosus • Japanese Beetle – Popilla japonica

Family Silphidae — Roundneck Sexton Beetle – Nicrophorus orbicollis

Family Tenebrionidae — False Mealworm/Darkling Beetle – Alobates pensylvanica

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