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Checkered beetle

Family Cleridae


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.


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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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


Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

I think is a Clerida beetle, is similar to this

Sergio Monteiro
Spotted by
Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, Paran√°, Brazil

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

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