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Cononotus bryanti Van Dyke, 1939 - Cononotus bryanti

Cononotus bryanti Van Dyke, 1939 - Cononotus bryanti
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Identified by Jeff Gruber

Cononotus
Cononotus is now commonly associated with Pyrochroidae. The adult has long been an enigma, but the larva (described by Doyen) is certainly within the concept of Pyrochroidae.

 
Thanks for the info! Is it of
Thanks for the info! Is it officially placed within Pyrochroidae, or are things not that stable yet?

very nice image
fyi, I attempted to access your homepage from the link on your BugGuide bio, but was unsuccessful (but I am currently away from my reliable ISP). I was hoping to learn a little about how you create such excellent images :)

Hmmm.
Briefly put in the Anthicidae by Abdullah 40 years ago - and quickly removed. For some time and currently in the Salpingidae I believe.

 
Thanks a lot Don, putting thi
Thanks a lot Don, putting this thing under Anthicidae was bothering me. Salpingidae intuitively makes a lot more sense.

 
BTW
American Beetles has it in Pyrochroidae/Agnathinae/Cononotus.
Also, CSIRO: Beetles of the World calls it Pyrochroidae.

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