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Checkered Beetle

Cymatodera sp.


An orange-brown Checkered Beetle, 1 cm in length, with dark brown marks on the elytra and a dark thorax and head. These beetles are predaceous. Another specimen (pictures 3-6) was found on 5 November 18 in the same place. This specimen shows the dark pattern a little clearer. There are more than 50 species of Cymatodera and new ones being found all the time. Family Cleridae, Subfamily Tillinae.


Garden lights, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.


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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Oct 1, 2018
Submitted on Nov 5, 2018

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