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Genus Hylecoetus

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Classification
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Lymexyloidea (Ship-timber Beetles)
Family Lymexylidae
Genus Hylecoetus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elateroides Schaeffer 1766 (nomen nudum)
Explanation of Names
Hylecoetus Latreille 1806
Numbers
A single species in our area(1), 3 spp. total(2)
Identification
Head with mesal epicranial pit; eyes round, small, entire.
Range
holarctic; in our area, e. NA west to AB(1)(3)
Remarks
the sole member of the subfamily Hylecoetinae Germar 1818
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.BioLib.cz
3.Bousquet Y., ed. (1991) Checklist of the beetles of Canada and Alaska