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Genus Cymatodera

Cymatodera sp - Cymatodera californica BEETLE - found in my house - Cymatodera undulata Utah Clerid - Cymatodera Cymatodera sp. (Cleridae).  - Cymatodera oblita - male Cymatodera sp. female, dorsal - Cymatodera dietrichi - female dietrichi? - Cymatodera dietrichi Clerid from AZ gathering - Cymatodera Clerid - Cymatodera
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Tillinae
Genus Cymatodera
Explanation of Names
Cymatodera Gray 1832
66 spp. in our area(1)
5-10 mm
extremely difficult; genus in need of revision
throughout US and parts of so. Canada to S. America; by far most diverse in Mexico(1)
adults are predaceous, feeding (in part) on the larvae of gall wasps, fruit tree lepidoptera, and wood-boring beetles
Works Cited
1.A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera...
Burke A.F., Leavengood J.M., Zolnerowich G. 2015. Zootaxa 4059: 1-39.