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Genus Podabrus

29626 - Podabrus tomentosus Cantharidae - Podabrus beetle - Podabrus tricostatus Soldier Beetle - Podabrus basillaris Black and pale beetle - Podabrus flavicollis Podabrus rugosulus LeConte - Podabrus rugosulus Podabrus flavicollis? - Podabrus flavicollis Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Podabrus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Cantharidae (Soldier Beetles)
Subfamily Cantharinae
Tribe Podabrini
Genus Podabrus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichelotarsus used to be treated as a subgenus
Explanation of Names
Podabrus Westwood 1838
Greek 'delicate-footed'
Numbers
several dozen spp. in our area(1)
Identification
head narrows behind eyes to form a distinct "neck" not covered by pronotum, the latter anteriorly truncate
Habitat
on foliage and flowers; in montane areas (esp. in the west), many spp. only live close to bodies of water; some come to lights(1)
Food
aphids and other soft-bodied insects; adults of some spp. consume nectar and sometimes honeydew(1)
Print References
Ecology (Fender 1973)
Fall, H.C. (1928). A review of the North American species of Podabrus. Entomologica Americana 8: 65-103 (2).
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A Review of the North American Species of Podabrus
Fall, H.C. 1927. Entomologica Americana, 8(2): pp. 65-103.