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Checkered Beetle

Cymatodera sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymatodera... https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/174061-C... https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/3106... https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/5690... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article... http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1649/00... http://www.bugphotos.net/disp.php?g=Cyma... https://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/174061-C... https://bugguide.net/node/view/13105

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

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

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