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Species Zarhipis integripennis - Western Banded Glowworm

Western Banded Glowworm? - Zarhipis integripennis - male Western Banded Glowworm Beetle - Zarhipis integripennis - male Soldier Beetle? - Zarhipis integripennis - male Millipede being attacked by beetle larva? - Zarhipis integripennis Phengodid.... - Zarhipis integripennis - male Western Banded Glowworm Beetle - Zarhipis integripennis Western Banded Glowworm Beetle - Zarhipis integripennis Phengodid - Zarhipis integripennis - male
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Phengodidae (Glowworm Beetles)
Tribe Phengodini
Genus Zarhipis
Species integripennis (Western Banded Glowworm)
Explanation of Names
Zarhipis integripennis (LeConte 1874)
Size
Males 12-23 mm(1)
Females much longer
Range
WA-CA-sw.AZ; Baja(1)
Season
Larvae active Jan-Feb, adult males come to lights Apr-Jun(1)
Food
Larva preys on millipedes(1)
Remarks
Female adults are larviform (as in all Phengodidae) and are much larger than the males...see the images here and here.
Print References
Tiemann D.L. (1967) Observations on the natural history of the western banded glowworm Zarhipis integripennis (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Phengodidae). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 35: 235-264 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Beetles of California
Arthur V. Evans and James N. Hogue. 2006. University of California Press.