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Family Pleocomidae - Rain Beetles

Pleocoma frimbrata - Pleocoma fimbriata - male Pleocoma staff - male Pleocoma dubitabilis leachi - Pleocoma dubitabilis - male Pleocoma dubitabilis - female Pleocoma rubiginosa transierra Hovore 1977 - Pleocoma rubiginosa - male Black Rain Beetle (Pleocoma puncticollis), Green Valley, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA, 11-21-16 - Pleocoma puncticollis - male Southern Rain Beetle (Pleocoma australis), Green Valley, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, CA, 11-21-16 - Pleocoma australis - male Female Rain Beetle Sighting in Atascadero, California - Pleocoma badia - 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.