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Species Conoderus vespertinus - Tobacco Wireworm

Elateridae -? - Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus vespertinus - male - female Conoderus vespertinus (Tobacco Wireworm) - Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus vespertinus? - Conoderus vespertinus possible Conoderus vespertinus - Conoderus vespertinus Tobacco Wireworm - Conoderus vespertinus Conoderus sp.? - 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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elater vespertinus Fabricius 1801
Explanation of Names
vespertinus = 'of evening'
7-10 mm(1)
pattern variable:
e. US to TX (CT-FL to SD-TX); Mexico(2)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.New species of Elateridae (Coleoptera) from Sonora, Mexico with new country and state records, new taxonomic changes...
P. J. Johnson. 2018. Dugesiana. 25(1);1-31.