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Species Enoclerus nigripes

Enoclerus with prey - Enoclerus nigripes Unknown Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes Checkered Beetle - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigripes Cleridae - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus nigripes Coleoptera - Enoclerus nigripes enoclerus nigripes? - Enoclerus nigripes
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 Enoclerus
Species nigripes (Enoclerus nigripes)
Explanation of Names
Enoclerus nigripes (Say 1823)
nigripes = 'black-legged'
Size
5-7 mm(1)
Range
e. & so. NA (NS-SK to FL-OK-CA & Mexico)(2)(1) - one of the most commonly encountered clerids(3), but only a single spmn known from FL(1)
Habitat
recorded on spruce, American elm, white pine, juniper, butternut, ash, mulberry, wild cherry(1)
Season
Apr-Jul in OH (Knull 1951)
Remarks
Key to similar spp. in FL(1)
3. Abdomen red..................................................4
Abdomen black...............................................5
4. Elytra with a pale, often distinctly arched fascia at about the middle, followed by a much broader black fascia occupying one-fourth of the elytral length ....................E. nigripes (Fig. 2-9)
Elytra with a pale fascia just behind the middle, the fascia broader marginally, narrowing towards the middle as the elytra meet, followed by a narrower black fascia ..........E. angustus (Fig. 2-1)
5. Mid-elytral pale fascia anteriorly bordered by a black, somewhat incomplete fascia............E. rosmarus (Fig. 2-11)
Mid-elytral pale fascia not bordered anteriorly by a fascia....................................................En. nigrifrons (Fig. 2-7)
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(1)
Works Cited
1.The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida.
Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp.
2.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.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.