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Species Cenophengus pallidus

Cenophengus pallidus Schaeffer - Cenophengus pallidus - male Cenophengus pallidus Schaeffer - Cenophengus pallidus
Classification
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Phengodidae (Glowworm Beetles)
Tribe Mastinocerini
Genus Cenophengus
Species pallidus (Cenophengus pallidus)
Explanation of Names
Cenophengus pallidus Schaeffer 1904
Size
4-5 mm (1)
Identification
The male is a soft, delicate, very pale yellowish beetle with short dehiscent elytra that do not fully cover the abdomen and leave the hind wings broadly exposed. Antennae bipectinate. Females unknown. (1)
Range
s. TX (Cameron, La Salle, Live Oak, Zapata, San Patricio counties) - Map (1)(2)
Season
collecting events by month:
Feb(1) Mar(4) Apr(1) May(2) Jun(6) Jul(5) Sep(1) Oct(5) (1)
Life Cycle
One specimen labeled as "luminous on ceiling" (1)
Remarks
Texas considers this sp. a SGCN (3)
See Also
Distremocephalus texanus (LeConte)
- Range: NM to e. TX
Det. E.G. Riley, 2010
Print References
Riley E.G., King J.E. (2009) Element record datasheets submitted to Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Wildlife Division, Austin. (1)
Schaeffer C. (1904) New genera and species of Coleoptera. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 12: 197-236. (Full text)