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Species Pennasolis merkeli

Clerid - Pennasolis merkeli Clerid - Pennasolis merkeli Cleridae - Pennasolis merkeli Cleridae - Pennasolis merkeli Pennasolis merkeli (Horn) - Pennasolis merkeli
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Cleroidea
Family Cleridae (Checkered Beetles)
Subfamily Epiphloeinae
Genus Pennasolis
Species merkeli (Pennasolis merkeli)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pennasolis merkeli (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Phyllobaenus merkeli Horn 1896
Syn: Phlogistosternus merkeli (Horn)
5-5.5 mm (Horn 1896)
Slender, parallel, piceous black, moderately shining, with sparsely placed erect hairs, and a silken white pubescence forming an indistinct design on the elytra, each elytron with a yellow spot on the margin behind the middle. Head coarsely, densely punctate. Thorax slightly wider than long, surface densely and coarsely punctate. Elytra slightly wider posteriorly, surface coarsely, deeply, and closely punctate. (Horn 1896)
AZ to w. TX / Mex. (1),(2)
Life Cycle
reared ex alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana, Cupressaceae) in w. TX (BG data)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1896. Coleoptera of Baja California. (Supplement II.) Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, ser. 2, 6: 367-381. (Full Text)