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Family Brachypsectridae - Texas Beetles

Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectridae? - Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectridae? - Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectra fulva LeConte - Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectra fulva LeConte - Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectra fulva LeConte - Brachypsectra fulva Melyrodes cribrata? - Brachypsectra fulva Brachypsectra fulva
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Brachypsectridae (Texas Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
reviewed in(1)
Explanation of Names
Brachypsectridae LeConte & Horn 1883
Numbers
a single genus, with one species in our area and 5 spp. total(1)(2)(3)
Size
4-8 mm(1)
Range
in our area, w. US (CA to CO-TX); also Mexico, Dominican Rep., S. Asia & Australia(1)
Habitat
under bark or rocks(4)
Food
Predacious(4)
Remarks
Larvae can be locally common; adults uncommon and probably short-lived(4)
Print References
Woodruff R.E. (2004) A new species of the beetle genus Brachypsectra from the Dominican Republic, with fossil connections (Coleoptera: Brachypsectridae). Insecta Mundi 16(4): 161-170 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Review of the family Brachypsectridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea)
Costa C., Vanin S.A., Lawrence J.F., Ide S., Branham M.A. 2006. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 99: 409-432.
2.Lawrence J.F., et al. (2000-2005) Elateriformia (Coleoptera): descriptions, illustrations, identification...
3.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.
4.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.