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Species Neopyrochroa flabellata

Bright Orange - Neopyrochroa flabellata Pyrochroidae - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa flabellata Beetle Larva - Neopyrochroa flabellata Neopyrochroa flabellata? - Neopyrochroa flabellata fire-colored beetle - Neopyrochroa flabellata Mystery beetle with tulip tree beauty - 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
Species flabellata (Neopyrochroa flabellata)
Explanation of Names
Neopyrochroa flabellata (Fabricius 1787)
13-19 mm(1)
e. NA (QC-SC to ON-NE-TX)(1)
spring to Oct(1)(2)
Flattened larvae are primarily fungivores and work fungal-infested decomposing wood, mostly on underside of log where deca advances more quickly.(1)
adults primarily nocturnal found under bark, on vegetation in daytime(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.