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Fire-coloured beetle

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Fire-coloured beetles are the beetles of the Pyrochroidae family.[1] Adults measure 4-20 mm; larvae reach 25 mm. Larvae of Pyrochroinae are found under moist bark of dead trees. They are probably mostly fungivorous, although they may become cannibalistic if too crowded.

This family contains some 150 species in 30 genera. The males of many species in the subfamily Pyrochroinae have comb- or antler-like antennae. This family also now includes most former members of the defunct family Pedilidae.

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Pyrochroa serraticornis

Genera

These 21 genera belong to the family Pyrochroidae:

Data sources: i = ITIS,[2] c = Catalogue of Life,[3] g = GBIF,[4] b = Bugguide.net[5]

Behaviour

Fire-coloured beetles are not considered harmful to humans, as they do not bite, sting, or secrete toxic chemicals. However, more research on these insects is needed to fully understand their behavior and qualities.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Fire-colored beetles". iNaturalist. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Pyrochroidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  3. ^ "Browse Pyrochroidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  4. ^ "Pyrochroidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  5. ^ "Pyrochroidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  6. ^ Newton, Blake. "Fire-colored beetles". UKY. University of Kentucky Entomology. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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Fire-coloured beetle: Brief Summary

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Fire-coloured beetles are the beetles of the Pyrochroidae family. Adults measure 4-20 mm; larvae reach 25 mm. Larvae of Pyrochroinae are found under moist bark of dead trees. They are probably mostly fungivorous, although they may become cannibalistic if too crowded.

This family contains some 150 species in 30 genera. The males of many species in the subfamily Pyrochroinae have comb- or antler-like antennae. This family also now includes most former members of the defunct family Pedilidae.

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