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Species Pterotus obscuripennis

Dendroides sp. - Pterotus obscuripennis Feathered Antennae - Pterotus obscuripennis - male Pterotus obscuripennis LeConte - Pterotus obscuripennis - male Ellychnia - Pterotus obscuripennis Pterotus larva eating snail - Pterotus obscuripennis Pterotus obscuripennis and friends - Pterotus obscuripennis Pterotus obscuripennis? - Pterotus obscuripennis - male Lampyrid larva  - Pterotus obscuripennis
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 Lampyridae (Fireflies)
Genus Pterotus
Species obscuripennis (Pterotus obscuripennis)
Explanation of Names
Pterotus obscuripennis LeConte 1859
9.5-12.0 mm(1)
chapparal, foothills(1)
comes to lights in spring/early summer
Does not produce light.
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.