Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Artematopodidae Lacordaire 1857
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)
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.
most of the New World (n. NA to Brazil) + E. Asia & so. Europe(4)
Larvae of several spp. found in moss mats; adults on vegetation(1)