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Genus Neopyrochroa

Black and orange beetle - Neopyrochroa femoralis Pyrochroidae larva, head, ventral - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa femoralis - male Pyrochroid? - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa californica (Horn) - Neopyrochroa californica - male Beetle - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa flabellata? - Neopyrochroa flabellata - male Neopyrochroa femoralis
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 Pyrochroidae (Fire-Colored Beetles)
Subfamily Pyrochroinae
Genus Neopyrochroa
Explanation of Names
Neopyrochroa Blair 1914
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1)
Range
2 spp. in e. NA (w to KS-TX) + 2 spp. in CA(1)
Habitat
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)
Season
adults active in spring and summer(2)
Food
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.