Checkered Beetle
( Enoclerus eximius )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Enoclerus eximius
(Mannerheim, 1843)
Common Name:Checkered Beetle
Life Stage:A

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Cleridae
Subfamily:Clerinae
Genus:Enoclerus
Taxon Code:COL01491
ITIS TSN#:999390

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Albany Hill, Cerrito Creek, Albany
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01020119

RECOGNITION
Abdomen: Ventrum is red. Head, thorax and legs are red. Elytra are orange-red with 3 purplish-black spots in front, and a broad black band at the far end.
Body Length
6-8 mm.
Colors
Red, black and gray.

BIOLOGY
Food
Predaceous on borers, including Paratimia conicola and Chrysophana placida in knobcone pine cones and Hemicoelus gibbicollis, Ptilinus basalis and other powederpost beetles, principally in willow, alder and California laural.
Range
Occurs commonly from California to British Columbia, and less abundantly in the Intermountain Region.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Adrian Cotter

REFERENCES
  • Species Enoclerus eximius. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/183820). Accessed May 25, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#999390
  • Western Forest Insects


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