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Species Polycaon stoutii - Black Polycaon

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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)
Superfamily Bostrichoidea (Carpet, Powder-post and Death-watch Beetles)
Family Bostrichidae (Horned Powder-post Beetles)
Subfamily Polycaoninae
Genus Polycaon
Species stoutii (Black Polycaon)
Explanation of Names
Polycaon stoutii (LeConte 1853)
Named after Dr. A.B. Stout, a friend of LeConte's, who provided him with the first specimen
10-23 mm(1)
comes to lights; rarely a pest(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.