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Species Dromaeolus badius

Another species of Eucnemidae - Dromaeolus badius Imago - Dromaeolus badius Imago - Dromaeolus badius Imago - Dromaeolus badius Imago - Dromaeolus badius Dromaeolus badius Dromaeolus badius Eucnemidae - Dromaeolus badius
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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Macraulacinae
Tribe Macraulacini
Genus Dromaeolus
Species badius (Dromaeolus badius)
Explanation of Names
Dromaeolus badius (Melsheimer 1845)
5-8 mm(1)
can be easily distinguished from other US Dromaeolus spp. by its brown color (the others become black) [comments by Robert Otto and Jyrki Muona]
Robert Otto says this eucnemid is uncommon throughout much of the eastern US.
larvae tunnel usually with the grain but sometimes at an angle to the grain in aspen and probably other Populus species.
Reported hosts: Carya, Liriodendron, Populus, Salix(1)
Thought to feed on externally digested mycelia of white-rot wood fungi. Larvae orally excrete digestive enzymes and suck in the juices. Adults are not known to feed.
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