Location: Wittmann, AZ 85361
November 6, 2011 1:07 pm
We found this bug in our house in Mobile Gardens in Wittmann, Arizona. We have tried to identify it with no luck. My son took the picture and then let it free outside. This would have been around mid October, 2011.
Signature: Ken Matchett

Checkered Beetle

Hi Ken,
Our initial impression was that this is a Checkered Beetle, and upon researching on
BugGuide, we have confirmed that suspicion, and we believe it might be Enoclerus quadrisignatus.  According to BugGuide, the species is “Highly variable” and “Ferocious predators of wood boring beetles.”

Location: Arizona

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