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Checkered Beetles of Texas - Family Cleridae

139 species of clerids have been recorded from Texas (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. 2011)
The following thumbnails represent nearly 60% of the Texas total.

Speciemens primarily shot at the TAMUIC and UTIC

Thaneroclerinae - TillinaeHydnocerinae - ClerinaeEpiphloeinaeEnopliinaeKorynetinae


Subfamily Thaneroclerinae

Ababa tantilla (LeConte)  - Ababa tantilla

Subfamily Tillinae

Bogcia obliquefasciatus (Schaeffer) - Bogcia obliquefasciatus Lecontella brunnea (Spinola) - Lecontella brunnea all brown clerid - Lecontella gnara - male Callotillus elegans elegans (Erichson)  - Callotillus elegans
Cymatodera sirpata Horn - Cymatodera sirpata Cymatodera balteata LeConte    - Cymatodera balteata=Cymatodera balteata LeConte    - Cymatodera balteata Cymatodera fuscula LeConte - Cymatodera fuscula Cymatodera Checkered Beetle - Cymatodera undulata Checkered Beetle - Cymatodera wolcotti
Cymatodera Cymatodera dietrichi Barr - Cymatodera dietrichi Checkered Beetle - Cymatodera inornata Cymatoderella collaris (Spinola) - Cymatoderella collaris Beetle with a Long Neck - Cymatodera bicolor
Monophylla pallipes (Schaeffer) - Monophylla pallipes - female=Monophylla pallipes (Schaeffer) - Monophylla pallipes - male Monophylla terminata (Say) - Monophylla terminata - male=Monophylla terminata (Say) - Monophylla terminata - male

Subfamily Hydnocerinae

Isohydnocera albocincta (Horn) - Isohydnocera albocincta Isohydnocera brunnea Chapin - Isohydnocera brunnea Isohydnocera curtipennis (Newman) - Isohydnocera curtipennis Checkered Beetle - Isohydnocera curtipennis Wolcottia pedalis (LeConte) - Wolcottia pedalis
Phyllobaenus humeralis (Say) - Phyllobaenus humeralis Phyllobaenus pubescens (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus pubescens Phyllobaenus unifasciatus (Say) - Phyllobaenus unifasciatus Phyllobaenus subfasciatus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus subfasciatus Phyllobaenus sp. - Phyllobaenus Phyllobaenus discoideus (LeConte) - Phyllobaenus discoideus
Phyllobaenus corticinus (Gorham)  - Phyllobaenus corticinus Phyllobaenus knausii (Wickham) - Phyllobaenus knausii Phyllobaenus tricolor (Schaeffer) - Phyllobaenus tricolor Phyllobaenus sp. - Phyllobaenus pallipennis=Phyllobaenus pallipennis (Say) - Phyllobaenus pallipennis Phyllobaenus verticalis (Say) - Phyllobaenus verticalis Phyllobaenus chapini Wolcott - Phyllobaenus chapini

Subfamily Clerinae

Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte) - Perilypus ornaticollis Placopterus thoracicus (Olivier) - Placopterus thoracicus Priocera castanea (Newman) - Priocera castanea Checkered Beetle - Thanasimus dubius
Aulicus apachei Barr & Foster - Aulicus apachei Aulicus femoralis Schaeffer - Aulicus femoralis Aulicus Aulicus monticola Enoclerus analis (LeConte) - Enoclerus analis Enoclerus ? - Enoclerus nigripes Enoclerus rosmarus (Say) - Enoclerus rosmarus Cleridae - Enoclerus coccineus Enoclerus vetus Wolcott - Enoclerus vetus BG3040 E8759 - Enoclerus ichneumoneus 
Cleridae - ? - Enoclerus cordifer  Enoclerus laetus (Klug) ssp. abruptus (LeConte) - Enoclerus laetus=Enoclerus laetus (Klug) ssp. abruptus (LeConte) - Enoclerus laetus=Enoclerus laetus complex - Enoclerus laetus Enoclerus quadrisignatus (Say) - Enoclerus quadrisignatus
Enoclerus opifex (Gorham) - Enoclerus opifex Enoclerus spinolae (Leconte) - Enoclerus spinolae Enoclerus viduus (Klug) - Enoclerus viduus Enoclerus lecontei Wolcott - Enoclerus lecontei Enoclerus moestus (Klug) - Enoclerus moestus
Beautiful Colors - Trichodes apivorus Trichodes bibalteatus LeConte - Trichodes bibalteatus Trichodes bicinctus Green - Trichodes bicinctus Trichodes oresterus Wolcott - Trichodes oresterus Checkered beetle from Banff 10.07.09 - Trichodes ornatus=Checkered beetle from Yellowstone 10.07.07 - Trichodes ornatus=Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus

Subfamily Epiphloeinae

Madoniella dislocatus (Say) - Madoniella dislocatus Madoniella sp. - Madoniella Pyticeroides laticornis (Say) - Pyticeroides laticornis=Pyticeroides laticornis (Say) - Pyticeroides laticornis

Subfamily Enopliinae

Neorthopleura texana (Bland) - Neorthopleura texana=Neorthopleura texana (Bland) - Neorthopleura texana Coleoptera - Neorthopleura thoracica Pelonium leucophaeum (Klug) - Pelonium leucophaeum Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer - Pelonium maculicolle Cregya quadrinotata (Chevrolat) - Cregya quadrinotata Cregya mixta Cregya oculata Chariessa vestita (Chevrolat) - Chariessa vestita=Chariessa vestita (Chevrolat) - Chariessa vestita=Chariessa vestita (Chevrolat) - Chariessa vestita=south Texas Chariessa - Chariessa vestita=Blue Beetle on my cut crape myrtle branches - Chariessa vestita Art show gift - Chariessa elegans Chariessa pilosa (Forster) - Chariessa pilosa - male=Chariessa pilosa (Forster) - Chariessa pilosa - female Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer)  - Pelonides granulatipennis=Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer) - Pelonides granulatipennis - male=Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer)  - Pelonides granulatipennis - female BG2604 E4170 - Pelonides quadripunctata Pelonides quadrinotata (Haldeman) - Pelonides quadrinotata - male=Pelonides quadrinotata (Haldeman) - Pelonides quadrinotata - female=Pelonides quadrinotata (Haldeman) - Pelonides quadrinotata - female Clerid? - Pelonides humeralis=Melyrid - Pelonides humeralis

Subfamily Korynetinae

Lebasiella pallipes (Klug) - Lebasiella pallipes another cow carcass beetle - Necrobia ruficollis Necrobia rufipes (De Geer)  - Necrobia rufipes Necrobia violacea (Linnaeus, 1758) - Necrobia violacea

Select bibliography:

Barr, W.F. 2005. New species and new distributional records for Mexican Pelonium (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Enopliinae). Folia entomol. Mexicana 44(Supl. 1): 55-62.

Barr, W.F. 1950. Systematic and synonymical notes on New World Clerid beetles (Coleoptera). Entomologische Berichten 298(13): 61-62.

Barr, W.F. and D.E. Foster. 1979. Revision of the genus Aulicus (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Melanderia 33: 131. 

Ekis, G. 1977. Classification, Phylogeny, and Zoogeography of the Genus Perilypus (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 227: i-iv + 1-138.

Foster, D.E. 1976. Revision of North American Trichodes (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Tex. Tech. Univ. Mus. Spec. Publ. No. 11. 86 p.

Knull, J.N. 1934. Five new species of Coleoptera (Cleridae, Elateridae, Buprestidae and Cerambycidae). Entomol. News, 45(1): 9-13.

Leavengood, Jr., J.M. 2008. The checkered beeltes (Coleoptera: Cleridae) of Florida. Thesis for the degree of Master of Science. University of Florida, Gainesville. 206 pp. Full PDF

LeConte, J.L. 1849. Synopsis of the coleopterous insects of the group Cleridae, which inhabit the United States. Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. N. Y. 5: 9-35.

Opitz, W. 2002. Family 73. Cleridae Latreille 1804. Pp. 267-280. In: Arnett. R.H. Jr, et al. (Eds). American Beetles.Volume 2. Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionidea, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Mawdsley, J. 1992. A discussion of the phena of Perilypus ornaticollis (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Cleridae), with a review of subspecies taxa in the family Cleridae. Psyche 99: 199-206.

Schaeffer, C. 1908. On New and Known Coleoptera of the Families Coccinellidae and Cleridae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 16(3): 125-135

Schaeffer, C. 1917. On some North American Cleridae. (Col.). Journal of the New York Entomolgical Society 26: 129-134.

Schaeffer, C. 1921. New species of North American clerid beetles of the genus Aulicus. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59(2365): 151159.

Wolcott, A.B. 1910. Notes on some Cleridae of Middle and North America, with descriptions of new species. Field Museum of Natural History, Zool. Ser., 7(10): 339-401. 

Wolcott, A.B. 1927. Descriptions of a new genus and four new species of North American Cleridae. Coleopterological Contributions, 1: 105-110.

Wolcott, A.B. 1947. Catalogue of North American Beetles of the Family Cleridae. Fieldiana: Zoology, 32(2): 61-105. Full PDF


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