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Genus Ampedus

black and bronze Click Beetle - Ampedus nigricollis Click Beetle, Ampedus - Ampedus apicatus Ampedus sanguinipennis Elaterid 3 - Ampedus click beetle - Ampedus nigricans Click beetle - Ampedus nigricollis Elaterid - Ampedus Elateridae - Ampedus - male
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 Ampedini
Genus Ampedus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ampedus Germar 1844 (or Dejean, 1833?)
>70 spp. in our area(1), almost 300 spp. worldwide(2)
mostly Holarctic(2)
our only representative of the subtribe Ampedina Gistel 1856