The Checkered Beetle is typically 0.3 inches to 0.3 inches (8mm to 10mm) in size and has the following descriptors / identifiers: red; black dots; hairy head; long lady bug; gray bottom; flying; small.
It has a typical diet of the following: bark beetles; weevils; borer beetle larvae.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Checkered Beetle may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.