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Species Drapetes plagiatus

Drapetes plagiatus (Boheman) - Drapetes plagiatus
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 Lissominae
Genus Drapetes
Species plagiatus (Drapetes plagiatus)
Explanation of Names
Drapetes plagiatus (Boheman 1858)
Native to the neotropics (Belize & Guatemala to Brazil), adventive in our area (s. FL)(1)
Life Cycle
sometimes found in male dominated aggregations, probably attracted to one or more females (1)
earliest record from our area: FL 1990(1)