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Species Trichodes apivorus

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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 Clerinae
Genus Trichodes
Species apivorus (Trichodes apivorus)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes apivorus Germar 1824
apivorus 'bee-eater'
Size
7-15 mm(1)
Identification
Medium size, orange-and-black banded, pronotum hairy.
Range
e US (MA-FL to NE-TX) & Mexico(2)
Season
May-Jul at lower elevations in NC(3)
Works Cited
1.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
2.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.