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Subfamily Tillinae

Checkered Beetle - Cymatodera bicolor yellow-orange/black clerid - Cymatodera turbata Longed necked Beetle - Cymatodera Checkered  Beetle - Cymatodera undulata This is probably a male of Monophylla californica - Monophylla californica Utah Clerid - Cymatodera Checkered Beetle, maybe Cymatodera  sp.? - Cymatodera undulata Anthicidae? - Cymatodera pubescens
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 Tillinae
Numbers
the second largest clerid subfamily, with ~80 spp. in 7 genera in our area(1), ~550 spp. in almost 70 genera total(2)
Size
worldwide, 3–25 mm(2)
Identification
key to New World genera in(1)
Range
worldwide, but more diverse in temperate NA and in the epiequatorial Neotropics (also throughout the Paleotropics, esp. Madagascar)(2)
Food
mostly lignicolous insects(2)
Works Cited
1.A checklist of the New World species of Tillinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with an illustrated key to genera...
Burke A.F., Leavengood J.M., Zolnerowich G. 2015. Zootaxa 4059: 1-39.
2.Classification, natural history, phylogeny, and subfamily composition of the Cleridae and generic content of the subfamilies
Opitz W. 2010. Entomologica Basiliensia et Collections Frey 32: 31–128.