I know this is fairly similar to You know you’re seriously into iNat when but it is a bit more specific.
How do you know when you are seriously into beetles? Here are a few answers.
You have more books about them than you can count.
You can name over 200 Coleopterans when asked.
You Make projects about them.
You are a top Identifier of certain types of beetles on websites.
You have one or more 8 dram vials filled with unidentified beetle aedeagi that you got for free in your last trade just so that you could have the fun challenge of sorting and IDing them yourself.-Me
You make this post.
You constantly stop to look at something when walking thinking it’s an interesting beetle by glancing at it, then realizing it’s a pebble.
You’ve raised more beetles than you’ve collected, photographed, or seen combined.
Comment if you can think of any more, this post/topic is just for fun.