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Species Phloeodes diabolicus - Diabolical Ironclad Beetle

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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)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Zopheridae (Ironclad Beetles)
Subfamily Zopherinae (Ironclad Beetles)
Tribe Zopherini
Genus Phloeodes
Species diabolicus (Diabolical Ironclad Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
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Explanation of Names
Phloeodes diabolicus (LeConte 1851)
Size
15-25 mm(2); elytra plus prothorax: 16-22 mm (García-Paris et al. 2006)
Identification
Dorsal color can vary from pale brown to dark gray. Apical part of elytra, as well as shoulders, have creamy brown to golden patches.
For a full redescription of this species please see García-Paris et al (2006).
Range
CA-AZ-Baja(1)
Habitat
Woodlands, Found under loose bark of oak, cottonwood
Print References
García-Paris M., Coca-Abia M.M., Parra-Olea G. (2006) Re-evaluation of the genera Phloeodes, Noserus and Nosoderma (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) with description of a new species of Nosoderma from northern México. Ann. Soc. ent. fr. 42(2): 215-230.