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Species Pytho americanus

Pytho Sp., family Pythidae - Pytho americanus Pytho sp., family Phytidae - Pytho americanus Red Pytho - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Pytho takes wing - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus Dead Log Beetle - Pytho americanus beetle larva - Pytho americanus
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 Pythidae (Dead Log Beetles)
Genus Pytho
Species americanus (Pytho americanus)
Other Common Names
Pytho planus
Explanation of Names
Pytho americanus Kirby 1837
7.1-14.8 mm(1)
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.