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Genus Eurypogon

Eurypogon species - Eurypogon californicus - female Artematopodid - Eurypogon niger beetle - Eurypogon niger Eurypogon niger (Melsheimer) - Eurypogon niger Eurypogon niger (Melsheimer) - Eurypogon niger Soft-bodied Plant Beetle - Eurypogon niger Eurypogon niger Downeast Beetle - Eurypogon niger
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 Artematopodidae (Soft-bodied Plant Beetles)
Genus Eurypogon
Explanation of Names
Eurypogon Motschulsky 1859
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (one sp. recently moved to Brevipogon)(1)(2), several in Eurasia
Range
holarctic; in our area, 2 eastern spp. (QC-VA to MI-KS) + one in CA(1)
Remarks
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.
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
J.F. Lawrence. 2005. The Coleopterists Bulletin 59(2): 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.