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Wisconsin's rare beetles

Beetles on Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Working List – last revised May 2016. Life history, where they are found in the state, photos and management information is available for many of these species. Please consider sharing your observations [exit DNR] with the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory

Many bird avoidance dates have changed, we are in the process of making these consistent across all documents, but for the most recent dates please go to the bird calendar. The bird calendar contains required (Avoidance Period) and recommended (Conservation Period) dates for avoiding impacts to rare Wisconsin birds when planning management or development activities.

Click on the table headings to sort the table or sort taxonomically. Choose a species from the list to explore information for that animal. View the table key.
Scientific Name Common Name Global
Rank
State
Rank
Federal
Status
WI
Status
WWAP Mapped in NHI
Platypsyllus castoris Beaver Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Ophraella communa A Leaf Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Listronotus echinodori A Weevil GNR SU r-SIN N
Laccobius truncatipenis A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Laccobius minutoides A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Hydrochus setosus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Hydrochus scabratus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Hydrochus granulatus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 m-SIN N
Hydrochus brevitarsis A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Helophorus oblongus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 m-SIN N
Haliplus tortilipenis A Crawling Water Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Haliplus nitens Disjunct Crawling Water Beetle GU SH r-SIN N
Haliplus leopardus A Crawling Water Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Haliplus fasciatus A Crawling Water Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Haliplus canadensis A Crawling Water Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Gyrinus parcus A Whirligig Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Gyrinus impressicollis A Whirlygig Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Gyrinus gehringi A Whirligig Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Enochrus perplexus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Enochrus diffusus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 m-SIN N
Ectopria sp. 2 A Water Penny Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Cymbiodyta semistriatus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 m-SIN N
Cymbiodyta blanchardi A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 r-SIN N
Collops vicarius A Melyrid Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Calligrapha incisa A Leaf Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Berosus pantherinus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 m-SIN N
Berosus infuscatus A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Agabus canadensis A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR SU r-SIN N
Trichapion perforicolle A Pear-shaped Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Triachus vacuus A Case-bearing Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Thermonectus basilaris A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Tetracha virginica Virginia Big-headed Tiger Beetle G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis sexlineata A Riffle Beetle GNR S1 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis quadrimaculata A Riffle Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis musgravei A Riffle Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis knobeli Knobel's Riffle Beetle G1G3 S1S2 END SGCN Y
Stenelmis fuscata A Riffle Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis douglasensis Douglas Stenelmis Riffle Beetle G1G3 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Stenelmis antennalis A Riffle Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Sayapion segnipes A Pear-shaped Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Saxinis omogera A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Rhantus sericans A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Platambus confusus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Pachybrachis peccans A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Pachybrachis luridus A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Pachybrachis atomarius A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Oreodytes scitulus A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ochthebius lineatus A Minute Moss Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Neoporus hybridus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Matus ovatus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Lioporeus triangularis A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Liodessus obscurellus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Liodessus cantralli Cantrall's Bog Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Laccornis deltoides A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Laccophilus undatus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ilybius subaeneus A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ilybius opacus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ilybius gagates A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ilybius confusus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Ilybius angustior A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Hygrotus sylvanus Sylvan Hygrotus Diving Beetle GU S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hygrotus marklini A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hygrotus farctus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Hygrotus falli A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hygrotus compar A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydroporus morio A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydrocolus rubyae A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydrocolus persimilis A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydrochara leechi A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S1 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydrocanthus iricolor A Burrowing Water Beetle GNR S1 SC/N SGCN Y
Hydraena angulicollis A Minute Moss Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Heterosternuta wickhami A Hydroporus Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Heterosternuta pulchra A Hydroporus Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Helophorus orchymonti A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Helophorus latipenis A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Haliplus apostolicus A Crawling Water Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Glyptina leptosoma A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Glyptina brunnea A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Fallapion impeditum A Pear-shaped Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Fallapion bischoffi A Pear-shaped Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Eutrichapion huron A Straight-snouted Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ellipsoptera macra Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Ellipsoptera lepida Ghost Tiger Beetle G3G4 S1 SC/N SGCN Y
Dytiscus alaskanus A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Dubiraphia robusta Robust Dubiraphian Riffle Beetle G1G3 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Distigmoptera impennata A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Cymbiodyta toddi A Water Scavenger Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Cybister fimbriolatus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Cryptocephalus venustus A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Cryptocephalus cuneatus A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Copelatus chevrolati A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Colymbetes exaratus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Colaspis suggona A Colaspis Leaf Beetle GNR S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Coelocephalapion decoloratum A Pear-shaped Weevil GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Cicindela patruela patruela Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle G3T3 S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle G5T4 S1 END SGCN Y
Cicindela hirticollis hirticollis Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle G5T4 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Brachypnoea convexa A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Bassareus mammifer A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Bassareus lituratus A Leaf Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Altica litigata A Leaf Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Agabus leptapsis A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Agabus immaturus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Agabus discolor A Predaceous Diving Beetle G5 S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Agabus aeruginosus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Agabetes acuductus A Predaceous Diving Beetle GNR S3 SC/N SGCN Y

Rank and status: To learn more about species rank and status, see the working list key. WWAP: (Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan): SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) and monitoring and ranking SIN (Species with Information Needs). Mapped in NHI: (Natural Heritage Inventory): Y = Observations of these species are mapped into the NHI database.

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Last revised: Wednesday, September 19, 2018