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Genus Trichodes

Trichodes ? - Trichodes ornatus Black and Yellow Beetle - Trichodes ornatus Unknown insect? - Trichodes ornatus Beetle on cholla blossom - Trichodes ornatus Vividly Red and Black Beetle observed in a Pine Forest - Trichodes ornatus Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus Trichodes simulator? - Trichodes simulator Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus
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 Clerinae
Genus Trichodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes Herbst 1792
10 spp. in our area(2), >60 total
key to spp. in (3)
holarctic & Afrotropical (most diverse in the Mediterranean & C Asia), widespread in NA
Works Cited
1.Revision of North American Trichodes (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Cleridae).
Foster, D.E. 1976. Texas Tech University Special Publications No. 11. 86 p.
2.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
3.Insects of Western North America 8 The Checkered Beetle Genus Trichodes Herbst (Coleoptera: Cleridae): a pictorial key to North
West, Daniel R. 2014. Colorado State University.