California Beetle Project > Species Pages > Pediacus ommatodon
Scientific name: Pediacus ommatodon Thomas
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What it looks like:
3.4-4.8mm in length. Its body is a bright, rusty red color and covered in fine hairs. It is elongated and very flat with shiny, punctured elytra.
Where you'll find it: This species has been found throughout the western United States and British Columbia.
Natural History: These beetles are typically found underneath the bark of dead conifers. This and several other species in the genus Pediacus were only first described in 2004.
This page was written by Maren Farnum, a 2005 California Beetle Project intern.