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Species Pedilus lugubris

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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 Pedilinae
Genus Pedilus
Species lugubris (Pedilus lugubris)
Explanation of Names
Pedilus lugubris (Say 1827)
Size
6-8 mm(1)
Identification
There can be considerable variation in pronotal color and in some cases can be confused with Pedilus labiatus.
Range
e. NA (NS-GA to ON-IL)(2)(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Tenebrionoidea of South Carolina
Janet C. Ciegler. 2014. Clemson University.