Do beetles bite humans?

Answer

Most beetles have the capacity to bite humans, but the majority are peaceful creatures that are not inclined to bite. Scientists estimate that the world is home to between 4 million and 8 million beetle species, making broad generalizations difficult.

According to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, some beetles, such as long-horned beetles and sap beetles, bite hard; however, such bites are of little consequence. The vast majority of beetle species lack venom, so the bite is effectively no more dangerous than a small, sharp pinch. While beetles all have biting jaws, only a few beetles have jaws that are large and strong enough to pierce human skin.

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