What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Black and Yellow Beetle
Location:  Sabino Canyon, Az
August 22, 2010 10:32 pm
I spied this colorful black & yellow beetle in a cactus flower while hiking Sabino Canyon (Az) in May. I have not been able to identify it. I wondered if the bugman might know?
Joe M

Ornate Checkered Beetle

Hi Joe,
We identified your Ornate Checkered Beetle,
Trichodes ornatus, on BugGuide much faster than we anticipated, but there is no information on the species which ranges throughout western North America.

Wow, that was fast!  Thanks a lot.  I always troll the WEB to identify the various things I photograph but this one really stumped me.
Thanks again,

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One Response to Ornate Checkered Beetle

  1. emma says:

    I have just found one of these in my home in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK. NEVER seen one before. he seems to have some little mites on him and is a moody little bugger.

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