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Genus Megapenthes

Black click beetle with tan spots - Megapenthes stigmosus BG2631 E5441 - Megapenthes rufilabris Specimen 5 - Megapenthes rufilabris Megapenthes tartareus (LeConte) - Megapenthes tartareus Click beetle 10.06.26 - Megapenthes rufilabris 03-TN Click Beetle - Megapenthes limbalis - male click beetle - Megapenthes caprella Elateridae - Megapenthes rufilabris
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
Genus Megapenthes
Explanation of Names
Megapenthes Kiesenwetter 1858
29 spp. in our area(1)
much of NA(1)
member of the tribe Megapenthini Gurjeva 1973 that contains ~9 genera
Print References
Becker, E.C. 1971. Five new species of Megapenthes from the southwestern United States, with a key to the Nearctic species (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Canadian Entomologist 103(2): 145-167.