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Species Sacodes pulchella

Sacodes pulchella (Guérin) - Sacodes pulchella Marsh Beetle - Sacodes pulchella Beetle - Sacodes pulchella A wee beetle. - Sacodes pulchella Pennsylvania Beetle  - Sacodes pulchella Tried but failed to identify this very distinctly marked beetle - Sacodes pulchella beetle060719-13 - Sacodes pulchella Beetle - Sacodes pulchella
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 Scirtoidea (Plate-thigh and Marsh Beetles)
Family Scirtidae (Marsh Beetles)
Genus Sacodes
Species pulchella (Sacodes pulchella)
Explanation of Names
Sacodes pulchella (Guérin-Méneville 1843)
pulchella 'pretty'
3.5-5.0 mm(1)
e. NA (NS-ON to FL-TX) - Map (1)(2)(3)
forests; on tree trunks and vegetation; come to light(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)