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Checkered beetle

Family Cleridae

Description:

Very small, as can be seen by comparing with my hand in the photo. Very nice color pattern. The shape resembles an ant, but it has wings.

Notes:

Cleridae are a family of beetles of the superfamily Cleroidea. They are commonly known as checkered beetles. The Cleridae family has a worldwide distribution, and a variety of habitats and feeding preferences. (Wikipedia)

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4 Comments

LauraLOVESbirds
LauraLOVESbirds 8 years ago

awesome shot!
- very beautiful - for a yucky bug!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you, Juan.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Cleridae

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

I think is a Clerida beetle, is similar to this http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/689...

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

Spotted on Oct 2, 2012
Submitted on Oct 3, 2012

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