General Description

Typical-looking beetle with a distinctive head, large pronotum (the plate-like structure that covers the chest area immediately behind the head) and elongate, narrow abdomen. Head and pronotum black. Wing cases (elytra) black with white patches at the end and a white stripe running crossways about midway down. Body length up to 8 mm.


Checkered beetles prey on other insects. They are also frequently seen at flowers eating nectar and pollen. The family has a worldwide distribution, and a variety of habitats and feeding preferences.


Victoria and south-western parts of Western Australia.


Forests and woodlands, often found on vegetation including flowers.

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