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Family Pleocomidae - Rain Beetles

Pleocoma staff - male Pleocoma simi - male Pleocoma rubiginosa - male Oregon Rain Beetle - Pleocoma - female Black Rain Beetle - Pleocoma puncticollis - male Pleocoma fimbriata -male - Pleocoma fimbriata - male Pleocoma fimbriata -male - Pleocoma fimbriata - male Pleocoma rubiginosa rubiginosa Hovore 1972 - Pleocoma rubiginosa - female
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)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Pleocomidae (Rain Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
until recently treated as a subfamily of the Scarabaeidae
Explanation of Names
Pleocomidae LeConte 1861
Common name refers to their habit of coming out after autumn/winter rains(1)
Numbers
Single genus with >30 spp., all in our area(1)
Range
w. coastal NA (WA-UT-Baja)(2)
Food
oak & conifer roots
Remarks
Females are flightless
Print References
See "Print References" on the genus info page.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)
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.