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Genus Neopyrochroa

N. femoralis? - Neopyrochroa femoralis - male Fire-colored Beetle Larva - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa femoralis? - Neopyrochroa femoralis - male Pyrochroidae - Neopyrochroa flabellata Pyrochroidae - Neopyrochroa femoralis - female Orange and black beetles - Neopyrochroa flabellata - male - female PyrochroidaeX - Neopyrochroa flabellata PyrochroidaeX - Neopyrochroa flabellata
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 Pyrochroidae (Fire-Colored Beetles)
Subfamily Pyrochroinae
Genus Neopyrochroa
Explanation of Names
Neopyrochroa Blair 1914
4 spp. in our area(1)
2 spp. in e. NA (w to KS-TX) + 2 spp. in CA(1)
eastern spp.: Adults are found in woodlands under bark, on vegetation during the day or at lights at night; larvae in fungus-infested decomposing wood, mostly in underside of logs(1)
adults active in spring and summer(2)
larvae primarily fungivorous(2)
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.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.