Explanation of Names
Author: Mulsant, 1846
Coccid refers to soft scale insects, the main prey of these beetles.
4 tribes with 7 genera in North America, according to American Beetles(1)
Tribe Coccidulini Mulsant, 1846
Tribe Noviini Mulsant, 1850
Tribe Exoplectrini Crotch, 1874
Tribe Azyini Mulsant, 1850
Genus Pseudoazya Gordon 1980
Most species red, brown, or black; one species metallic blue
Pubescent (hairy), ranging from short sparse hairs to long dense hairs
Most species round or rounded oval; one species elongated, almost rectangular
Scale insects, especially soft scales (coccids).