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Species Pelonides granulatipennis

Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer) - Pelonides granulatipennis - male Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer)  - Pelonides granulatipennis - female Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer)  - Pelonides granulatipennis - male Clerid - Pelonides granulatipennis Clerid - Pelonides granulatipennis 90020 Melyrid - Pelonides granulatipennis
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 Enopliinae
Genus Pelonides
Species granulatipennis (Pelonides granulatipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelonides granulatipennis (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Enaplium granulatipenne Schaeffer 1904
3.8–7.5 mm(1)
Elongate black, elytra covered with small granules, red with two large black spots on each side which are usually confluent. Elytra distinctly broader than the thorax at base.
I have taken about 15 specimens of this fine species on the flowers of the mesquite, but only a few with the spots well defined, in the rest these are confluent and in some specimens the elytra is black with a narrow space at base and side margin red. (Schaeffer 1904)

Det. E. G. Riley 2009
AZ to s. TX / Mex. - Map (2)(3), most records from s. TX
Often taken on the flowers of the mesquite (Schaeffer 1904)
Type Locality: "Brownsville, Tex. (Las Boragos)." (Schaeffer 1904)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1904. New genera and species of Coleoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(4): 197-236. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian