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Family Telegeusidae - Long-lipped Beetles

Telegeusis nubifer Martin - Telegeusis nubifer Telegeusis nubifer Martin - Telegeusis nubifer Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber  - Telegeusis texensis - male Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber  - Telegeusis texensis - male Telegeusis texensis Fleenor and Taber  - Telegeusis texensis - male Phengodidae? - Telegeusis
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 Telegeusidae (Long-lipped Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Telegeusidae Leng 1920
Numbers
2 spp. in a single genus in our area(1), 10 spp. in 3 genera total(2)
Size
2.5-8 mm(1)
Range
neortopical group (Ecuador to sw. US)(1)
Remarks
females unknown (probably flightless), males rare but may be numerous at lights(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.