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Species Chariessa elegans

Chariessa elegans (Cleridae) - Chariessa elegans Beetle IMG_8358 - Chariessa elegans Beetle IMG_8358 - Chariessa elegans
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Peloniinae
Genus Chariessa
Species elegans (Chariessa elegans)
Explanation of Names
Chariessa elegans Horn 1870
Length 7.0-13.0 mm (1)
Pronotum unicolorous, reddish; legs mostly reddish, tarsi black (1)
BC, CA & UT to c. TX - Map (1)(GBIF)
pair, along with dozens of others, on an oak that had been struck by lightning in Texas:
See Also
Forebody, venter, forebody and venter pubescence, pale sanguineous; elytra more black than blue (USA) ...... Chariessa elegans Horn
Forebody, venter, forebody and venter pubescence, crimson; elytra more blue than black (USA, Mexico) ..... Chariessa catalina Opitz, new species (1) - Range: CA-TX, UT / n. Mex.
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1870. Contributions to the coleopterology of the United States. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 3: 69-97.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Systematics of the checkered beetle genus Chariessa Perty
Opitz, W. 2017. Insecta Mundi 0574: 1-42.