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Species Cerophytum pulsator

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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 Cerophytidae (Rare Click Beetles)
Genus Cerophytum
Species pulsator (Cerophytum pulsator)
Explanation of Names
Cerophytum pulsator (Haldeman 1845)
Size
5.4-8.5 mm(1)
Range
e. US (PA-FL to IL-OK)(2)(1)(BG data)
Habitat
usually mature deciduous forests; rotten wood/bark, leaf litter(1)
Life Cycle
Adults are mostly active at night in spring and are collected at black light, in Malaise and Lindgren funnel traps, sweeping understory foliage. They can click and jump.(1)
Print References
Steiner W.E. (2000) Records and habitats of the "Rare Click Beetle," Cerophytum pulsator (Haldeman), in Virginia and Maryland (Coleoptera: Cerophytidae). Banisteria 15: 43-45.