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  Yellow-horned Clerid (Trogodendron fasciculatum)





Yellow-horned Clerid | Trogodendron fasciculatum photo
Yellow-horned clerid Beetle, Swifts Creek, Victoria,

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INSECT FACTS

Identification
The Yellow-horned Clerid is a small black beetle in the cleridae family. It has yellow antennae broadening towards the tips. The wing covers have small bumps at the "shoulders" and there are white hairs on the body.

Size
length: adult beetle 20mm, larvae to 25mm

Food
Feeds on larvae of jewel beetles and longhorn beetles

Range
found in all states of mainland Australia



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Cleridae
Genus:Trogodendron
Species:fasciculatum
Common Name:Yellow-horned Clerid