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Subfamily Negastriinae

Tiny Elater - Negastrius Paradonus pectoralis (Say) - Paradonus futilis Neohypdonus musculus Negastrius rupicola (Wells) - Negastrius rupicola Clicker ? - Paradonus obliquatulus Paradonus futilis (LeConte) - Paradonus futilis Elateridae 6 Paradonus inops (LeConte) - Paradonus inops
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 Negastriinae
Explanation of Names
Negastriinae Nakane & Kishii 1956
35 spp. in 8 genera in our area(1)
illustrated keys to eastern genera & spp. in(2)
most of NA, more diverse in the north and in montane (esp. western) regions(1)