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Genus Prolyctus

Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer) - Prolyctus exaratus Prolyctus exaratus (Melsheimer) - Prolyctus exaratus beetles in bark - Prolyctus exaratus
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 Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Bothriderid group)
Family Bothrideridae (Dry Bark Beetles)
Tribe Bothriderini
Genus Prolyctus
Explanation of Names
Prolyctus Zimmermann 1869
A single species in our area(1), 9 spp. total(2)
neotropical group ranging into se. US
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.