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Species Deltometopus amoenicornis

Deltometopus amoenicornis False Click Beetle - Deltometopus amoenicornis - male False Click Beetle - Deltometopus amoenicornis Beetle IMG_0300 - Deltometopus amoenicornis False Click Beetle Deltometopus amoenicornis - Deltometopus amoenicornis Deltometopus amoenicornis larva - Deltometopus amoenicornis Small beetle - Deltometopus amoenicornis false click beetle - Deltometopus amoenicornis - male
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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Macraulacinae
Tribe Macraulacini
Genus Deltometopus
Species amoenicornis (Deltometopus amoenicornis)
Explanation of Names
Deltometopus amoenicornis (Say 1839)
2.7-4.8 mm(1)
Black with appendages partly or entirely pale yellowish brown. Antennomeres 4-5 always about equal to 6-7, male's antennae pectinate, female's serrate. Prothorax bell-shaped, underside with grooves for antennae. Elytral epipleurae punctate, not grooved at base. Protibia with one apical spur, meso- and metatibiae with single spur on sides, all claws simple.(2)
e NA (QC-SD to FL-TX); common(1)
Adults beaten from vegetation, especially in damp locations, and reared from decaying logs(2)
develops in various deciduous and coniferous trees(1)
Life Cycle
Larva and its biology described by Otto (2012)
Print References
Otto R.L. (2012) Eucnemid larvae of the Nearctic Region. Part II: Description of the mature larva of Deltometopus amoenicornis (Say, 1836) (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Macraulacini), with notes on its biology. Col. Bull. 66: 285-288.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.