Length: 10-14 mm
In West Virginia Penthe pimelia adults may be found year-round under the bark of dead trees, or feeding in woody fungi.
There are two species of Penthe. The other, Penthe obliquata, may well include West Virginia in its range; it looks similar but has an orange scutellum.
Right: Detail of the head and pronotum
of Penthe pimelia. Note the sinuate pronotum where it meets
the elytra, and also the reddish tip of the antenna.
Insects of West Virginia