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  California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Lacconotus pallidus

Classification

Scientific name: Lacconotus pallidus Van Dyke
    Order Coleoptera
    Superfamily Tenebrionoidea
    Family Mycteridae

Images (click to enlarge)

What it looks like: 4.9-5.2 mm in length. Its body is oval-shaped and elongated, and covered in short, dense hairs. It is an orange-brown color and has long, slender antennae and big, round eyes.

Where you'll find it: This species occurs in the western United States and British Columbia.

Natural History: Very little is known about the habits and biology of this beetle. Larvae of the species have been found under oak tree bark. Many of its close relatives are tropical species found in South America.

This page was written by Maren Farnum, a 2005 California Beetle Project intern.




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