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Species Neorthopleura thoracica

Neorthopleura thoracica Checkered Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica - female Neorthopleura thoracica (Say) - Neorthopleura thoracica Unknown Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Unknown Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Black and Red Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica Beetle - Neorthopleura thoracica - male Neorthopleura thoracica? - Neorthopleura thoracica
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 Neorthopleurinae
Genus Neorthopleura
Species thoracica (Neorthopleura thoracica)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neorthopleura thoracica (Say)
Syn: Orthopleura thoracica (Say 1823)
2.7–11.0 mm(1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2016
e NA (QC-FL to ON-IA-TX)(2)(3)
dead, dying, or recently cut hardwoods (esp. oaks) infested with wood-boring beetles(2)
comes to lights
See Also
Neorthopleura texana (Bland)
- Range: mostly: c. to s. TX (BG data)
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2016
Works Cited
1.Revision of the New World genus Neorthopleura Barr (Coleoptera: Cleridae)
Opitz W. 2013. Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (N.S.), 49: 1-35.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.