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Species Paratillus carus - White-banded Clerid

beetle found in eucalyptus sapling harvested from Salinas, CA. Now in San Mateo  Bark has been hewn.  Beetles walking at night.  - Paratillus carus - female
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 Tarsosteninae
Genus Paratillus
Species carus (White-banded Clerid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarsostenus carus
Explanation of Names
Paratillus carus (Newman 1840)
Size
5–7 mm(1)
Range
native to Australia, adventive elsewhere, incl. S Europe(1)(2)
Food
buprestid larvae(1); Lyctinae(2)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.