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Family Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetles

Artematopodid - Eurypogon niger Macropogon testaceipennis Motschulsky - Macropogon testaceipennis beetle - Eurypogon niger Beetle - Eurypogon niger beetle - Eurypogon niger Silver Star Mountain Beetle 10 - Macropogon piceus Eurypogon harrisii or niger? - Eurypogon niger Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Eurypogon niger
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 Artematopodidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles)
Other Common Names
Artematopodid Beetles
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Artematopidae
Explanation of Names
Artematopodidae Lacordaire 1857
Numbers
8-9 spp. in 4 genera in our area (all in the Artematopodinae)(1)(2), 45 spp. in 8 genera of 3 subfamilies total(3)
Size
3-10 mm(1)
Identification
Somewhat resemble Click Beetles covered with setae of moderate length and reduced prosternal keel. Head well recessed into pronotum and slightly to strongly downturned. Antennae 11-segmented, maxillary palpi 4-segmented, tarsi 5-5-5. Larvae elateriform.
Range
most of the New World (n. NA to Brazil) + E. Asia & so. Europe(4)
Habitat
Larvae of several spp. found in moss mats; adults on vegetation(1)
Internet References
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.Brevipogon, a new genus of North American Artematopodidae (Coleoptera), with a key to world genera
J.F. Lawrence. 2005. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59(2): 223-236 .
3.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.
4.Lawrence J.F., et al. (2000-2005) Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification...