Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Pycnomerus

Zopherid - Pycnomerus haematodes Cylindrical bark beetle - Pycnomerus haematodes Tiny beetle - Pycnomerus haematodes Wrinkled Bark Beetle? - Pycnomerus sulcicollis bark beetle - Pycnomerus reflexus Unknown Beetle - Pycnomerus thrinax Unknown Beetle - Pycnomerus thrinax Pycnomerus sulcicollis? - Pycnomerus sulcicollis
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 Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Zopherinae (Ironclad Beetles)
Tribe Pycnomerini
Genus Pycnomerus
Explanation of Names
Pycnomerus Erichson 1842
6 spp. in our area(1), >70 spp. worldwide (many undescribed)(2)
almost cosmopolitan(2); in our area, most of the US + ON (3 spp. eastern, 2 spp. in AZ only, 1 sp. in Florida Keys)(1)
under bark of dead, rotting wood (hardwoods & pines), on rotting palm fronds; come to lights(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Lord N.P., Nearns E.H., Miller K.B. (2011-2013) Ironclad ID
2.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.