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Genus Pelonium

Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer - Pelonium maculicolle Pelonium leucophaeum (Klug) - Pelonium leucophaeum unknown insect - Pelonium leucophaeum Pelonium - Pelonium peninsulare Pelonium - Pelonium peninsulare Pelonium - Pelonium peninsulare Pelonium - Pelonium peninsulare Pelonium - Pelonium peninsulare
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Peloniinae
Genus Pelonium
Explanation of Names
Pelonium Spinola 1844
Numbers
4 spp. in our area(1), ~20 total
Identification
coloration reminiscent of mossy dead wood often seen on live trees along river banks and flood plains. (1)
Range
New World, primarily neotropical; widespread in U.S.(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.