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Species Alaus lusciosus - Texas Click Beetle

Alaus lusciosus ? - Alaus lusciosus Borer? - Alaus lusciosus Species Alaus oculatus - Eyed Click Beetle  - Alaus lusciosus Alaus lusciosus Alaus lusciosus Alaus lusciosus Alaus lusciosus Alaus lusciosus
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 Hemirhipini
Genus Alaus
Species lusciosus (Texas Click Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Alaus lusciosus (Hope 1832)
lusciosus = 'dim-sighted'
Size
26-45 mm
Identification
White markings on elytra are more clumped and patchy than those of A. oculatus, which has smaller, more evenly dispersed white spots. A. zunianus has very similar coloration but probably does not overlap in range. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to JSR, 2008)
Range
AZ-TX-KS; Mexico(1)
s., c. and parts of e. Texas. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to JSR, 2008)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the Elateridae of Mexico.
Johnson, P.J. 2010. 2010. South Dakota State University, Brookings.