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Genus Aeolus

Beetle - Aeolus Aeolus scutellatus (Schaeffer) - Aeolus scutellatus Aeolus mellillus Orange click beetle with black spots and black nose - Aeolus click beetle - Aeolus livens Aeolus mellilus? - Aeolus mellillus 3038340 click - Aeolus Coleoptera - Aeolus livens
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 Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Aeolus
Explanation of Names
Aeolus Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
14 spp. in our area(1); 2 spp. in Canada (amabilis; mellillus)(2), >230 total
Range
across NA, mostly in e. and s. US(1)
Habitat
grasslands, fields, gardens; larvae in soil
Food
larvae may be a minor pest of corn and potatoes