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Species Zenodosus sanguineus

metallic red-elytra clerid - Zenodosus sanguineus Z. sanguineus (Say) - Zenodosus sanguineus Zenodosus sanguineus Checkered Beetle - Zenodosus sanguineus Zenodosus sanguineus? - Zenodosus sanguineus Zenodosus sanguineus Fuzzy red beetle (Cleridae?) - Zenodosus sanguineus Zenodosus sanguineus
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 Thaneroclerinae
Genus Zenodosus
Species sanguineus (Zenodosus sanguineus)
Explanation of Names
Zenodosus sanguineus (Say 1835)
4.5-6.5 mm(1)
The red color and open procoxal cavities distinguish this species. Antenna weakly clubbed.
e. NA (Maritime Canada to NC, west to ND-CO-AR)(1)
under bark; active during the day
Feed on woodboring insects
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adults under bark
Print References
Foster D.E. (1976) North American Thaneroclerinae larvae (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Col. Bull. 30: 75-80. (Description of larva)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.