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Genus Cardiophorus

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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 Cardiophorinae
Genus Cardiophorus
Explanation of Names
Cardiophorus Eschscholtz 1829
Latin 'heart-bearer' (refers to the shape of scutellum)
one of the most speciose beetle genera, with >80 spp. in our area(1) and >600 spp. worldwide
eastern NA fauna revised in(2)