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Species Pelonium peninsulare

'Antler beetle' - Pelonium peninsulare
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
Species peninsulare (Pelonium peninsulare)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelonium peninsulare (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Cregya peninsularis Schaeffer 1917
11 mm (Type)
AZ / Mex.
Type Locality: Santa Rosa, Lower California
See Also
Pelonium leucophaeum (Klug)
- Range: e. US
This distinct species is at once separated from leucophaeum and granulosa by the two narrow, strongly undulated black fasciae, bordering the pale luteous subapical fascia and the yellowish white apex of elytra. (Schaeffer 1917)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1917. On some North American Cleridae (Col.). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 129-134. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian