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Pytho depressus.jpg
Pytho depressus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Tenebrionoidea
Family: Pythidae
Solier, 1834

See text.

The family Pythidae is a small group of beetles with no vernacular common name, though recent authors have coined the name dead log bark beetles.
The family comprises five genera:

  • Pytho
  • Priognathus
  • Ichyomius
  • Osphyoplesius
  • Sphalma


  • Gustafsson, B. Catalogus Coleopterorum Sueciae (2004), Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Stockholm.

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