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Species Pelecotoma flavipes

Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - male Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - female Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - male Wedge-shaped Beetle - Pelecotoma flavipes - male Skinny tenebrionoid - Pelecotoma flavipes - female Ripiphorid - Pelecotoma flavipes - male ripiphorid - Pelecotoma flavipes - male Ripiphorid - Pelecotoma flavipes - female
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Ripiphoridae (Wedge-shaped Beetles)
Subfamily Pelecotominae
Genus Pelecotoma
Species flavipes (Pelecotoma flavipes)
Explanation of Names
Pelecotoma flavipes Melsheimer 1846
Size
4.0-5.5 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (NB-SC to MB)(2)(1)(3)
Habitat
mostly on exposed dead wood exhibiting anobiid activity(4)
Life Cycle
parasitoids of Ptilinus larvae(4)
Print References
Švácha, P. 1994. Bionomics, behaviour and immature stages of Pelecotoma fennica (Paykull) (Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae). Journal of Natural History 28: 585-618.
Stephan, K.H. 1968. Observation on Pelecotoma flavipes Melsheimer (Coleoptera: Rhipiphoridae). Coleopterists Bulletin 22: 30.
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.
4.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.