Fire-Colored Beetle (Dendroides spp.)
Detailing the identifying qualities of the Fire-Colored Beetle, including physical features and territorial reach.
Updated: 8/15/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Slow, yet elusive, Fire-Colored Beetles are content outside on flowers and plants where alarming colors may ward off predators.
Bright red, and in some species black, wings and head make this conspicuous beetle look harmful, but it is not. Not much is known about the life history and diet of many species in the Dendroides genus of Fire-Colored Beetles. Their larvae are believed to hide under rocks and in wood piles. Adults may appear indoors after hitching a ride on firewood as a juvenile. Adults have been seen on flowers. They may be attracted to lights.