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Species Chariessa elegans

Chariessa elegans (Cleridae) - Chariessa elegans Beetle IMG_8358 - Chariessa elegans Beetle IMG_8358 - Chariessa elegans
Classification
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 Peloniinae
Genus Chariessa
Species elegans (Chariessa elegans)
Explanation of Names
Chariessa elegans Horn 1870
Size
Length 7.0-13.0 mm (1)
Identification
Pronotum unicolorous, reddish; legs mostly reddish, tarsi black (1)
Range
BC, CA & UT to c. TX - Map (1)(GBIF)
Remarks
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.