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Species Dendroides canadensis

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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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Pyrochroidae (Fire-Colored Beetles)
Subfamily Pyrochroinae
Genus Dendroides
Species canadensis (Dendroides canadensis)
Explanation of Names
Dendroides canadensis Latreille 1810
listed as Dendroides cyanipennis Latreille 1817 in some sources (1); a junior synonym of Dendroides canadensis (2)
7.0-16.0 mm(3)
female / male

larva: urogomphi (tail spines) relatively planar, not recurved:
e. NA (NS-FL to MB-OK)(3)(4)
Larvae almost always found only on the upper face & sides of a felled tree. --D.K. Young
Adults are active at night, so they are not seen often. Perhaps the most abundant species of the genus.
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Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)