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Genus Aeolus

To click or not 2 - Aeolus Click beetle - Aeolus Aeolus click beetle - Aeolus mellillus Beetle - Aeolus 6013009 Aoelus - Aeolus Aeolus mellillus Elaeridae - Aeolus sp.  - Aeolus scutellatus Aeolus? - Aeolus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Aeolus
Explanation of Names
Aeolus Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
14 spp. in our area(1); 2 spp. in Canada (amabilis; mellillus)(2)
Identification
most species predominantly orange with black markings on elytra and black spot on pronotum; posterior corners of pronotum extended to a sharp point; antennae usually serrate
A. amabailis 4-4.5 mm; A. mellillus 5-7.5 mm
Range
across NA, mostly in e. and s. US(1)
Habitat
adults in grasslands, fields, gardens; larvae live in the soil
Season
adults Apr-Oct
Food
larvae may be a minor pest of corn and potatoes