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Species Trichodes ornatus - Ornate Checkered Beetle

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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 ornatus (Ornate Checkered Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Trichodes ornatus Say 1823
Range
w. NA (AK-CA to NT-SK-TX)(1)(2)
Food
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.