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Genus Mulsanteus - Brown Wireworm

Elateridae -? - Mulsanteus Mulsanteus variatus (Schaeffer) - Mulsanteus variatus Click Beetle - Mulsanteus Click Beetle - Mulsanteus Click beetle - Mulsanteus Click beetle - Mulsanteus Elateridae - Mulsanteus Elateridae - Mulsanteus
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 Elaterinae
Tribe Elaterini
Genus Mulsanteus (Brown Wireworm)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neotrichophorus Jakobson 1913
Explanation of Names
Mulsanteus Gozis 1875(1)
3 spp. in our area(2)
Large, hairy brown click beetles; key to spp: Roache (1961)
so. US to UT-AZ(2)
under bark
Adults come to lights
Print References
Roache L. (1961) A revision of the North American elaterid beetles of the tribe Elaterini (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 86: 275-324.