Beetles range in size from 0.01 to eight inches in body length, but their antennae are sometimes longer than that. The can have hard, soft or leathery bodies, and can be smooth or hairy. Most of the beetles are dark brown or black but some can be red, blue green purple or a combination of colours. They have mandibles for eating, two sets of wings and three pairs of legs. They can feed on plants, other beetles, bark, fungi, animal droppings and decaying flesh.
See the Pests home page.
If you find any beetles that you would like us to identify or any further advice and information regarding beetles please contact the Pest Control Section using the contact details below.
South Derbyshire District Council