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Species Trichodes ornatus - Ornate Checkered Beetle

Checkered beetle from Banff 10.07.09 - Trichodes ornatus Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus Yellow Brown Beetle - Trichodes ornatus Which flower beetle? - Trichodes ornatus Yellow and black beetle - Trichodes ornatus 9036887 Clerid - Trichodes ornatus Flower beetle - Trichodes ornatus Trichodes ornatus on Heracleum lanatum - 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
Species ornatus (Ornate Checkered Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes ornatus Say 1823
w. NA (AK-CA to NT-SK-TX)(1)(2)
hosts: Megachilidae: Anthocopa copelandica, Hoplitis albifrons argentifrons, H. bullifacies, H. fulgida, H. hypocrita, Megachile pacifica, Osmia sp.; Apidae, Vespidae, Sphecidae(3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Catalogue of North American beetles of the family Cleridae
Wolcott A.B. 1947. Fieldiana: Zoology 32: 63–105.
3.Revision of North American Trichodes (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Cleridae).
Foster, D.E. 1976. Texas Tech University Special Publications No. 11. 86 p.