7 Rare Beetles That Will Make You Crawl …Don’t Forget to Check Under the Bed!

Pop bands, cars, and various other things have been named after the common beetle. They also gained some strange superstitions such as the belief that a scarab beetle will eat you from the inside out and that when you step on them, it rains… sadly, beetles have received a bad reputation. So we’re here to set the record straight on beetles and we’re talking about the bug and not the group!

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Phalacrognathus muelleri

Most of us have probably seen one of these impressively colorful beetles. Little known fact, they are apparently fantastic for clearing up old bits of wood and leaf, which is why some woodlands and parkland owners trust these beetles to help keeping their farm clean.

Phalacrognathus muelleri

Anoplophora graafi

It may look like a cockroach, but it is not. This guy has a blue head while cockroaches have a head that is nearly invisible from the top down. You might need a magnified image of the insect so you can see its head.

Roaches have two pairs of wings that are papery or leathery, while beetles have a hard outer pair of wings that protect the flying wings underneath. So there is no need to yell “Cockroach!”

Anoplophora graafi

Carabidae

This ground beetle may look a little boring, and it even appears like it doesn’t have anything special about it. However, once you learn that it shoots acid from its rear as a defense mechanism, you’ll know it’s there! Oh, and by the way, the acid reaches a temperature of up of 212° F. Ouch!

Carabidae

Charidotella sexpunctata

This leaf beetle might be one of the most amazing beetles you will ever encounter. Despite its tiny size, measuring only up to 0.023 feet, it has fooled many people. Why? It is because its shell shines so bright you may be deceived into thinking its a nugget of gold!

Charidotella sexpunctata

Titanus giganteus

The Titan beetle is a neotropical longhorn beetle and is harmless (if you hold them correctly) despite its colossal size. It is officially the world’s largest species of beetle.

Titanus giganteus

Sandalus niger

Every now and then, a really good photographer will try to capture the cedar beetle’s antenna, which is rolled and curled up in full bloom. This beetle is indeed a sight to behold.

Sandalus niger

Trachelophorus giraffa

Weird-looking? Yeah. Unusual? Pretty much. Amazing? Of course! You can easily see why this beetle got its name because that part attached to his body is really its neck! Its small head can be found on the top of it.

Trachelophorus giraffa

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