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Genus Podabrus

Soldier Beetle pupa - Podabrus planulus firefly mimic? - Podabrus rugosulus Podabrus rugosulus - Podabrus frater Soldier Beetle (PodabrusĀ flavicollis)? - Podabrus flavicollis Podabrus? - Podabrus diadema Podibrus? - Podabrus pruinosus Cantharidae?? - Podabrus pruinosus Soldier Beetle (Pacificanthia rotundicollis) - Podabrus tomentosus
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)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Cantharinae
Tribe Podabrini
Genus Podabrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichelotarsus used to be treated as a subgenus
Explanation of Names
Podabrus Westwood 1838
Greek 'delicate-footed'
Numbers
several dozen spp. in our area(1)
Identification
head narrows behind eyes to form a distinct "neck" not covered by pronotum, the latter anteriorly truncate
Habitat
on foliage and flowers; in montane areas (esp. in the west), many spp. only live close to bodies of water; some come to lights(1)
Food
aphids and other soft-bodied insects; adults of some spp. consume nectar and sometimes honeydew(1)
Print References
Ecology (Fender 1973)
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.