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Genus Pleocoma - Rain Beetles

Pleocoma Carinata - Pleocoma carinata - male Pleocoma hovorei La Rue - Pleocoma hovorei - male - female Pleocoma sonomae Sonoma Rain Beetle - Pleocoma - female Pleocoma dubitabilis leachi LINSLEY, 1938 - Pleocoma dubitabilis - male Pleocoma ? - Pleocoma conjungens Pleocoma hovorei  - Pleocoma hovorei - male 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
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)
Genus Pleocoma (Rain Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Pleocoma LeConte 1856
Greek pleos 'abundant' + kome 'hair'
34 spp., all in our area(1)