Subject: Thin shaped orange-red bug
Geographic location of the bug: Western Washington State
Time: 01:22 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hello,
We found this beetle like bug inside of our house, I couldn’t find an exact match that looked like it. Do you know what it is?
How you want your letter signed: Kaylan
We identified this Checkered Beetle in the family Cleridae as Enoclerus eximius thanks to images posted to BugGuide. Of the genus, BugGuide notes: “larvae and adults are predacious; adults may feed on pollen, some species are attracted to carrion and ‘stored animal products.'”