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Genus Pallodes

Sap-feeding Beetle - Pallodes pallidus mushroom beetle - Pallodes pallidus Black light - Pallodes plateosus Pallodes pallidus Pallodes pallidus Pallodes pallidus  fungus beetle ? Oaks, Junipers, Sycamores - Pallodes plateosus Pallodes plateosus Schaeffer - Pallodes plateosus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cucujoidea (Sap, Bark and Fungus Beetles)
No Taxon (Nitidulid series)
Family Nitidulidae (Sap-feeding Beetles)
Subfamily Nitidulinae
Tribe Cyllodini
Genus Pallodes
Explanation of Names
Pallodes Erichson 1843
3 spp. in our area(1), numerous spp. worldwide
3-5 mm
Note large scutellum
in our area, e NA to AZ (QC-ON-MN to FL-AZ)(1)(2)(3)
Print References
Leschen R.A.B. (1988) Pallodes austrinus, a new species of Nitidulidae (Nitidulinae) with discussions on Pallodes mycophagy. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 96: 452-458. (JSTOR)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.