Checkered Beetles (Cleridae)

  • Red-legged Ham Beetle (Necrobia rufipes)

    The Red-legged ham beetle of the checkered beetle family can be recognized from its red legs against its greenish-blue body. The name ‘ham beetle’ was given to them since they were detected on hams in smokehouses. It has been a popularly documented pest to dried meat and copra or dried coconut since 1925, both as […]