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Checkered Beetles Insect

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The Checkered Beetles Insect checkered Thanasimus formicarius from Europe lives on trees on tree trunks, the larvae feeding on bark beetles. Length up to 0.4 inches (10 mm).

 

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Common name: Checkered beetles

Family: Cleridae

Suborder: Polyphaga

Order: Coleoptera

Class/subphylum: insecta/Hexapoda

Number of species: About 4,000 (about 260 US.)

 Size: From about 0.1 in (3 mm) to about 0.6 in (15 mm)

Key features: Mainly brightly Checkered Beetles , often with checkered elytra; body usually fairly long and narrow, covered with bristly hairs; head prominent, usually as wide or wider than the pronotum, which is much narrower than the elytra; eyes bulging antennae varied, clubbed; also threadlike sawtoothed

Habits: Adults active in daytime, often sitting for long periods on flowers; usually seen singly; larvae mainly live in the galleries of bark beetles or in the nests of bees and wasps

Breeding: Mating probably mainly takes place soon after the female has emerged from her pupa; Checkered Beetles eggs are laid on flowers, in the ground, on trees inhabited by bark beetles, and in plant galls

Diet : Adults often feed on nectar and pollen, but also prey on insects such as caterpillars and adult bark beetles; larvae eat bark beetle larvae, the grubs of bees and wasps, Checkered Beetles or grasshopper egg pods; a handful of species eat stored food products

Habitat: Mainly in woodlands; also in meadows, deserts, mountains, gardens, and houses

Distribution: Worldwide, but prefer warmer regions; most of the u.s. species occur in the southwest.

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