Generally, when we think of beetles we imagine something black and vaguely menacing, slowly crawling towards our foot. GAH! It turns out, not all beetles are that way.

Don't get us wrong, a lot of them are, but some of them are super cute. Like, we might even swallow our pride and say the word "adorbs" when it comes to this totally ... adorbs red milkweek beetle. Its Latin name is derived from "four eyes." D'awwww! It's a nerd, just like us!

We would be lying if we said that weeding through all the creepy crawlies didn't make us have a bit of a panic attack. But we think it's worth it to share with you these 15 adorable beetles that won't make you scream in terror (especially because they are safely trapped in image form on your computer screen).