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Species Conoderus vespertinus - Tobacco Wireworm

Click Beetle - Conoderus vespertinus 1st click beetle collected night of July 6, 2011 - Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus vespertinus  - Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus vespertinus? - Conoderus vespertinus Brown and black click beetle - Conoderus vespertinus Click Beetle - Conoderus vespertinus Tobacco Wireworm - Conoderus vespertinus Click beetle - Conoderus vespertinus
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 Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Conoderus
Species vespertinus (Tobacco Wireworm)
Explanation of Names
Conoderus vespertinus (Fabricius 1801)
vespertinus = 'of evening'
7-10 mm(1)
pattern variable:
e. US to AZ (CT-FL to SD-AZ); Mexico(2)
mostly: Jun-Jul (BG data)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.