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Trichodes apiarius | by Joan Quintana (joanillo)
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Trichodes apiarius

eng: Checkered beetle, bee beetle

phylum: Arthropoda > (Unirramia) > Hexapoda > class: Insecta > (Pterygota) > (Neoptera) > Endopterygota > order: Coleoptera > (Polyphaga) > (Cucujiformia-Cleroidea) > family: Cleridae > subfamily: Clerinae

St Feliu de Codines-Catalonia-Spain


eng: It is an hairy small beetle with shining blue or black head and scutellum. The elongated elytra show a bright red colour with black bands. This species can easily be distinguished from Trichodes alvearius for the black terminal band reaching the apex of elytra.


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Taken on June 2, 2012