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Genus Priobium

small, tan, tucked-head - Priobium sericeum Ta Da!    larva > pupa > imago - Priobium sericeum Ta Da!    larva > pupa > imago - Priobium sericeum  Death-watch Beetle - Priobium sericeum Priobium punctatum? - Priobium punctatum Priobium punctatum? - Priobium punctatum Beetle IMG_1114 - Priobium sericeum Priobium sericeum? - Priobium sericeum
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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Ptinidae (Death-watch and Spider Beetles)
Subfamily Anobiinae (Death-watch Beetles)
Tribe Hadrobregmini
Genus Priobium
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
3 spp. in our area:
P.sericeum widespread in the e. and central parts of the continent
P.punctatum w. US east to CO & NM
P.mexicanum AZ (may be expected in so. mountains)
antennae without distinct club + typical pronotum similar to Hadrobregmus are characteristic; species ID is tricky
Larvae are wood-borers
Priobium Motschulsky 1845
Type species: carpini (Herbst 1793) (w. Palaearctic)