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Genus Paradonus

tiny click - Paradonus stibicki Clicker - Paradonus pectoralis I think this is Paradonus pectoralis - Paradonus stibicki Sonora2 J20 - Paradonus Paradonus Belden-J.2021.26 - Paradonus Belden-J.2021.26 - Paradonus tiny click beetle ? - Paradonus
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 Negastriinae
Genus Paradonus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA spp. revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Paradonus Stibick 1971
9 spp. in our area (plus several unnamed spp. in the southwest), ~20 total(1)
2-4 mm
New World; across NA, most spp. eastern(1)