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Genus Pytho

beetle larva - Pytho americanus Pythos in love - Pytho niger - male - female Pythos in love triangle - Pytho americanus - male - female Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Pytho planus larva? - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Wall Beetle  - Pytho
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 Pythidae (Dead Log Beetles)
Genus Pytho
Explanation of Names
Pytho Latreille 1796
4 spp. in our area(1), 9 total(2)
Pronotum has distinct paired impressions
key to spp. in(3)
holarctic, transcontinental in both NA & Eurasia(1)(4)(2)
Coniferous forests, in dead conifers(1)
Apparently xylophagous(1)
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.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
3.Natural history, classification, reconstructed phylogeny, and geographic history of Pytho Latreille (Col.: Heteromera: Pythidae)
Pollock D.A. 1991. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 154: 1-104.