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Genus Byrrhodes

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Classification
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 Dorcatominae
Tribe Dorcatomini
Genus Byrrhodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eutylistus Fall 1905
Explanation of Names
Byrrhodes LeConte 1878; type species: B. setosus LeConte 1878
Numbers
12 spp. in our area(1) (many undescribed species worldwide)
Identification
A key to 10 spp. in(2)
The North American species are divided between two groups, easily separated by male genitalia, less so by external morphology. The first group (Byrrhodes LeConte) seems to be strictly American in distribution, while the range of the second one (Eutylistus Fall) via the east Palearctic reaches as far as the Himalaya and the island of Sulawesi/Indonesia.
A separation on genus level may show necessary (again) in future, but revision of the full groups, and of those related, seems necessary before such a step is taken.
Range
largely tropical; New World, tropical & eastern Asia.
Food
Hard tree fungi(3)
Works Cited
1.Death-watch and spider beetles of Wisconsin—Coleoptera: Ptinidae
Arango, R.A. and D.K. Young. 2012. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-209. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
2.A new genus, two new species, and a species key for Byrrhodes
White R.E. 1973. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 75: 48-54.
3.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.