Checkered or Blister Beetle?
I looked through your section on beetles and couldn’t find this species. From what I looked at on your site and in books I’m assuming it is some type of checkered beetle or possibly a blister beetle. It was found outside of our nature center in Rockledge, FL. Could you identify it for us? Thank you.
Brandon Smith, Environmental Program Coordinator
Riverwalk Nature Center, Rockledge, FL
This is certainly a Checkered Beetle. It looks like Enoclerus muttkowskii according to the images on BugGuide. Eric Eaton is of the opinion that: “The checkered beetle is probably Enoclerus ichneumoneus.”