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Checkered Beetle

Chariessa pilosa

Description:

A member of the beetle family Cleridae, this is a firefly mimic. Males have elaborate antennae while females antennae have smaller extensions.

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6 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Lauren. It looks like a firefly with reindeer antlers.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wonderful beetle and mimic!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Rob. It was a nice surprise finding this one.

RobThacker
RobThacker 6 years ago

Nice beetle

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Bill. I've been taking lots of bug pics, but most aren't as nice looking as this one.

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Awesome beetle Tom! Been missing your new photos, glad you're back in action:)

Tom15
Spotted by
Tom15

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2014
Submitted on Jun 19, 2014

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