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Genus Neopyrochroa

Podabrus tomentosus? - Neopyrochroa flabellata Bright Orange - Neopyrochroa flabellata ID Please - Neopyrochroa flabellata Pyrochroidae - Neopyrochroa flabellata - male beetle - Neopyrochroa femoralis Beetle to porch light - Neopyrochroa flabellata Unidentified Beetle, maybe Cantharidae? - Neopyrochroa flabellata Orange and black beetles - Neopyrochroa flabellata - male - 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 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.