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Genus Trichodes

Trichodes oresterus Wolcott - Trichodes oresterus Clerid beetle, Trichodes? - Trichodes peninsularis Red and Black Beetle on Euthamia Flowers - Trichodes nuttalli Trichodes ? - Trichodes ornatus Trichodes nuttalli  - Trichodes nuttalli Trichodes bicinctus Green - Trichodes bicinctus Trichodes nuttalli  - Trichodes nuttalli Trichodes nutalli - Trichodes nuttalli
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 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.