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Species Onichodon orchesides

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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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Macraulacinae
Tribe Macraulacini
Genus Onichodon
Species orchesides (Onichodon orchesides)
Explanation of Names
Onichodon orchesides Newman, 1838
Size
8-17 mm (1)
Identification
Elongate, somewhat cylindrical, uniformly pale to dark brown and sparsely clothed in almost erect yellowish setae. Antennae reaching just past hind angles, slightly serrate, more so in male. Pronotum slightly wider than long, densely punctate with hint of groove down middle flanked by faint, round depressions, sides mostly evenly curved to front. Elytra shallowly grooved, spaces between shiny and sparsely to densely punctate. First tarsomere of foreleg without comb of spines at base. (2)
Range
E. NA (QC-MN to NC-MS-OK); relatively common (1)
Season
Nocturnal adults active in summer, attracted to light. (2)
Food
Reliable host records include Acer and Populus (1)
Life Cycle
Larva and its biology was described by R.L. Otto in 2013.
Print References
Muona, J. 2001. A revision of North American Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.
Otto, R.L. 2013. Eucnemid Larvae of the Nearctic Region. Part III: Mature Larval Descriptions for Three Species of Onichodon Newman, 1838 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Macraulacini), with Notes on Their Biology. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(2): 97-106.
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.