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Common Name:Beetle, Checkered
Scientific Name:Enoclerus eximius
Area:Salelm Audubon Nature Reserve - Salem, Oregon
Date:January 22, 2014

Checkered Beetles are brightly patterned and sometimes checkered with red, orange, yellow, and blue. They prey on the larvae of wood-boring insects.

Reference:National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects & Spiders / Insects of the Pacific Northwest by Haggard & Haggard