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Tribe Phengodini

Phengode - Phengodes Western Banded Glowworm Beetle - Zarhipis integripennis - male Glowworm - Phengodes Beetle??? Or something else? - Phengodes Zarhipis sp. - Zarhipis integripennis armored caterpillar? - Phengodes Phengodes Millipede at Tews Falls - Phengodes
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 Phengodidae (Glowworm Beetles)
Tribe Phengodini
Numbers
13 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 55 spp. in 4 genera total(1)
Identification
Separated from Mastinocerini by size; larger species over 10 mm in length (1).
Range
primarily neotropical group ranging into so. US (Phengodes plumosa reaches ON); in our area, Zarhipis are western (WA-CA-NM), and Phengodes widespread in the east and across the south(1)
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.