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Genus Eurypogon

Eurypogon species - Eurypogon niger - male beetle - Eurypogon niger beetle - Eurypogon niger Artematopodid - Eurypogon niger Beetle - Eurypogon niger Downeast Beetle - Eurypogon niger Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetle? Eurypogon niger? - Eurypogon niger Eurypogon californicus
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 Artematopodidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles)
Genus Eurypogon
Explanation of Names
Eurypogon Motschulsky 1859
3 spp. in our area (one sp. recently moved to Brevipogon)(1)(2), several in Eurasia
holarctic; in our area, 2 eastern spp. (QC-VA to MI-KS) + one in CA(1)
Characters used by Brown (1944) to differentiate E. harrisii and E. niger were essentially reversed by Downie and Arnett (1996)(3)(4)
Print References
Brown, W.J. 1944. Some new and poorly known species of Coleoptera, II. The Canadian Entomologist 76(1): 4–10.
Hinson, K.R. and R.J. Buss. 2015. New state records and identification of North American Eurypogon Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae), with a lectotype designation for Eurypogon niger (Melsheimer). The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 768-772. (4)
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.Brevipogon, a new genus of North American Artematopodidae (Coleoptera), with a key to world genera
Lawrence J.F. 2005. Col. Bull. 59: 223-236.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.New state records and ID of N. Amer. Eurypogon Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Artematopodidae), w/ lectotype designation for E. niger.
Hinson, K.R. and R.J. Buss. 2015. The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4): 768-772.