California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Rhagodera tuberculata
Scientific name: Rhagodera tuberculata Mannerheim
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What it looks like:
7-8 mm in length. Its body is elongate and reddish-brown. The elytra have many rows of striae – large, round punctures – running the length of the wing coverings.
Where you'll find it: This beetle can be found along the central coast of California down to San Diego and as far east as Arizona.
Natural History: Very little is known about the habits of this beetle. They do commonly appear on rotten and dead wood, but their diet is still unknown.
This page was written by Maren Farnum, a 2005 California Beetle Project intern.