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Genus Pedilus

Very small cerambycid? - Pedilus punctulatus beetle - Pedilus flabellatus - male Pyrochroid (?) - Pedilus Pyrochroid 2 (?) - Pedilus joanae beetle - Pedilus labiatus - female Pedilus canaliculatus ? - Pedilus canaliculatus Black Beetle - Pedilus fire-colored beetle - Pedilus - male
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
Explanation of Names
Pedilus Fischer von Waldheim 1822
30 spp. in our area(1)
Key to species in 1981 revision (2)
in NA, mostly w. US, also the northeast(1)
eastern species: P. canaliculatus, cyanipennis, elegans, impressus, labiatus, lugubris, terminalis;
the ranges of P. joanae and P. lewisi are rather characterized as continental.
on flowers/vegetation in damp areas(3)
adults active in spring(3)
males often have modified elytral tips/declivity
See Also
some soldier beetles in the subfam. Silinae may look similar
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.Bionomics, phylogeny and systematics of the North American species of Pedilus Fischer (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae).
Young, D.K. 1981. Thesis Univ. Michigan State. 1.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.