Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Eurypogon niger

Artematopodid - Eurypogon niger beetle - Eurypogon niger Unknown Beetle - Eurypogon niger Eurypogon harrisii or niger? - Eurypogon niger Beetle for ID - Eurypogon niger Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetle? Eurypogon niger? - Eurypogon niger Artematopodidae - Soft-bodied Plant Beetle? Eurypogon niger? - Eurypogon niger 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
Species niger (Eurypogon niger)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eurypogon niger (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Ochina niger Melsheimer 1846
Size
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
Identification
large punctation is diagnostic for E. niger. E. harrisii seems to be less common than E. niger. (2)
Range
e NA (QC-GA to ON-WI*-OK*)(3)(1)(4)(*BG data)
Season
late spring & summer(1)
Life Cycle
larvae in moss mats, adults on vegetation; comes to lights(1)(4)
See Also
Characters used by Brown (1944) to differentiate E. harrisii and E. niger were essentially reversed by Downie and Arnett (1996)(5)(2)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
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.
5.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.