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Genus Pedilus

ID help please - Pedilus lugubris - male Fire-colored Beetle - Pedilus - female Beetle - Pedilus elegans Dark cerambycid (?) with orange tips to elytra - Pedilus punctulatus Hitchhiker on American oil beetle - Pedilus terminalis - male Cantharid (I presume) - Pedilus Fuzzy beetle - Pedilus beetle - Pedulis? - Pedilus
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
Explanation of Names
Pedilus Fischer von Waldheim 1822
Numbers
30 spp. in our area(1)
Range
in NA, mostly w. US, also the northeast(1)
Habitat
on flowers/vegetation in damp areas(2)
Season
adults active in spring(2)
Remarks
males often have modified elytral tips/declivity
See Also
some soldier beetles in the subfam. Silinae may look almost identical from a distance
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.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.