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Genus Pytho

Red Pytho - Pytho americanus Pythos in love triangle - Pytho americanus - male - female Larvae, pupae, adults - Pytho niger another teneral niger - Pytho niger pytho pupa - Pytho seidlitzi Pytho seidlitzi Pytho planus - Pytho americanus - male Pytho americanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Pythidae (Dead Log Beetles)
Genus Pytho
Explanation of Names
Pytho Latreille 1796
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1), 9 total(2)
Identification
Pronotum has distinct paired impressions
key to spp. in(3)
Range
holarctic, transcontinental in both NA & Eurasia(1)(4)(2); updated distribution of our spp. in(5)
Habitat
Coniferous forests, in dead conifers(1)
Food
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.
4.BioLib.cz
5.Additional distribution records for the genus Pytho Latreille (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Pythidae)
Powell G.S., Brattain R.M., Holland J.D. 2015. Col. Bull. 69: 761-765.