Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Pelonium maculicolle

Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer - Pelonium maculicolle Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer - Pelonium maculicolle
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 maculicolle (Pelonium maculicolle)
Explanation of Names
Pelonium maculicolle Schaeffer, 1904
maculicolle (L). 'spot-necked' (1)
4 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
Length: 7-11 mm (Schaeffer 1904)

Det. E. G. Riley, 2009
southmost TX (Hidalgo & Cameron Cos.) / Veracruz, Mex - Map (Barr 2005)(3)
I have taken a considerable number of this species, which is in my experience the most common Clerid in this region. It occurred mostly on [Texas Ebony - Ebenopsis ebano] and is a very slow insect. (Schaeffer 1904)
See Also
Cregya quadrinotata (Chevrolat)
- Range: s. TX
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2013
Print References
Barr, W.F. 2005. New species and new distributional records for Mexican Pelonium (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Enopliinae). Folia entomol. Mexicana 44(Supl. 1): 55-62. (Full PDF)
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197–236. (Full Text)
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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)