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Genus Pelonium

Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer - Pelonium maculicolle Cleridae Beetle - Pelonium leucophaeum White banded (beetle?)? - Pelonium leucophaeum Pelonium leucophaeum unknown insect - Pelonium leucophaeum Beetle - Pelonium leucophaeum Beetle - Pelonium leucophaeum Beetle - Pelonium leucophaeum
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 Cleroidea (Bark-gnawing, Checkered and Soft-winged Flower Beetles)
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Peloniinae
Genus Pelonium
Explanation of Names
Pelonium Spinola, 1844
pelo (G). 'dusky brown' (1)
4 spp in U.S. (2)
~10 mm (large) (2)
Have coloration reminiscent of mossy dead wood often seen on live trees along river banks and flood plains. (2)
widespread in U.S. (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.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.