Checkered beetles

Most species in this family have soft, elongate, slightly flat bodies. They arc often covered with long hairs, and many have distinctive clubbed antennae. Many species arc brightly colored red, green, blue, or pink, and a few have brown or black camouflage coloring. • LIFE CYCLE The larvae of these beetles typically prey on the larvae of wood-boring beetles, and eggs are frequently laid in dead wood where the hosts arc burrowing. The larvae of some species in this family cat bee and wasp larvae and grasshopper eggs, ¿s • OCCURRENCES Worldwide, mainly J PL in subtropical and tropical regions. On tree trunks, flowers, and foliage; in fungi and leaf litter; and in the tunnels of wood-boring beetles and the nests of social insects such as bees and termites.

w m Trichodfs crabroniformis

Larvae often have comes from central Europe. Its projections at the larvae develop in the nests of end of the abdomen. certain bee species.

dubbed antennae long hairs purple metallic sheen elongate body with parallel sides heart-shaped second, third\ and fourth tarsal segments

- bright, checkered wasplike coloring

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