A member of this genus is considered 'living' jewelry in Mexico. They are decorated with small gems, glass beads and other ornamentation by jewelers and proudly displayed.
Details of the:
Iron Clad Beetle
Common name: Iron Clad Beetle
Scientific Name: Zopherus haldemani
Size (Adult, Length): 20mm to 26mm (0.79in to 1.02in)
Identifying Colors: black; white; yellow
Additional Descriptors: speckled, flying, hard
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Arizona; California; Nevada; New Mexico; Texas; Utah; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.