"Horia is a genus of beetles in the family Meloidae. They are placed in a tribe Horiini which includes two other genera Synhoria and Cissites.
Some species in the genus live in the brood colonies of Carpenters bees (Xylocopa bees)
. Horia maculata was introduced to Hawaii to control Xylocopa but the beetles did not establish a stable population."
Interesting as I have some Carpenters bees
living in the garden!
ID with the help of stho (Flickr)
Canon EOS 7D |
Original size: 1527x2213 |
Current: 414x600 |