Location: Prescott, Arizona
August 20, 2010 1:28 pm
Dear Sir (or Madam):
We were hiking in Prescott,Arizona and saw several of these beetles on the bark of Alligator Junipers/Pines.
Would you be able to identify them for me? I found similar looking beetles that were solid black, but none with the yellow-stripped sides.
Thank you for your consideration.
We do not know why Chalcolepidius apachianus, which we identified on BugGuide, does not have the common name Apache Click Beetle. Bugguide has no information on the species, but indicates it has been photographed in Arizona and Utah. Since there is not much information to be found online for the beautiful Chalcolepidius apachianus, we will propose a second name: Skunk Stripe Click Beetle.