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Species Pytho americanus

Red Pytho - Pytho americanus Pythos in love triangle - Pytho americanus - male - female Pythos in love triangle - Pytho americanus - male - female Pytho planus larva? - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Pytho americanus Pytho americanus Pytho americanus  - Pytho americanus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
Family Pythidae (Dead Log Beetles)
Genus Pytho
Species americanus (Pytho americanus)
Other Common Names
Pytho planus
Explanation of Names
Pytho americanus Kirby 1837
Size
7.1-14.8 mm(1)
Range
transcontinental in the north (LB-NT-AK south to GA-AR in the east, to CO-CA in the west)(2)
Print References
Ring R.A., Tesar D. (1980) Cold-hardiness of the Arctic beetle, Pytho americanus Kirby Coleoptera, Pythidae (Salpingidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 26: 763–774 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Additional distribution records for the genus Pytho Latreille (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Pythidae)
Powell G.S., Brattain R.M., Holland J.D. 2015. Col. Bull. 69: 761-765.