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Genus Priobium

small, tan, tucked-head - Priobium sericeum Ta Da!    larva > pupa > imago - Priobium sericeum anobiid - Priobium punctatum Priobium punctatum? - Priobium punctatum Priobium sericeum? - Priobium sericeum Oak Forest near creek - Priobium punctatum Silky Anobiid Beetle - Priobium sericeum Priobium carpini
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
Trypopitys Redtenbacher 1849
Explanation of Names
Priobium Motschulsky 1845; type species: carpini (Herbst 1793) (w. Palaearctic)
4 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area(1):
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)
P. carpini introduced from Europe, established in MD
antennae without distinct club + typical pronotum similar to Hadrobregmus are characteristic; species ID is tricky
Larvae are wood-borers
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.