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Species Enoclerus nigripes

Checker Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes Checkered Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes nigripes? - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigripes? - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigripes Black and Red Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigripes Ant-like Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes
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 Enoclerus
Species nigripes (Enoclerus nigripes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enoclerus nigripes (Say)
Orig. Comb: Clerus nigripes Say 1823
Explanation of Names
nigripes = 'black-legged'
5-7 mm(1)
ME-FL to MB-OK(2)
recorded on spruce, American elm, white pine, juniper, butternut, ash, mulberry, wild cherry(2)
Apr-Jul in OH (Knull 1951)
one of the most commonly encountered clerids(3)
See Also

E. analis (widespread) and E. rosmarus (e. US)
E. nigripes is most similar to E. rosmarus, which has a black abdomen and red legs; E. angustus and E. lunatus also share similarities with E. nigripes(2)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.