Subject: What is this bug.
Location: Ontario, Canada
November 17, 2015 12:17 pm
We have found a couple of these in our house… wondering what it is
We believe this is a Checkered Beetle in the family Cleridae, but we are unable to find a visual match on BugGuide. It somewhat resembles the Red Bellied Clerid, Enoclerus nigripes rufiventris, pictured on Birding New Burnswick or Enoclerus sphegeus pictured on Bold Systems Taxonomy. Heading back to BugGuide, we found the latter to be listed as the Red Bellied Clerid. We will contact Eric Eaton to get his opinion.
Eric Eaton Confirms Checkered Beetle Identification
Yes, a checkered beetle in the genus Enoclerus. Not sure of the species. Jacques Rifkind is an expert on these but I forget how to get in touch with him.