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Ornate Checkered Beetle - Trichodes ornatus

This group of beetles is noted for being predators of wood boring beetles. I have seen them frequently in Calochortus invenustus, or butterfly lily flowers In that the flowers are not damaged it is likely that these are carnivores and great for the plants but bad for other beetles.

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Ornate Checkered Beetle