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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Drapetes

Click Beetle - Drapetes exstriatus orange and bluish - Drapetes rubricollis orange and bluish - Drapetes rubricollis Elateridae - Drapetes exstriatus Little Click - Drapetes quadripustulatus A very small Elateridae - Drapetes chiracahua Drapetes rubricollis black beetle with four orange spots - Drapetes quadripustulatus
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 Lissominae
Genus Drapetes
Explanation of Names
Drapetes Dejean 1821
8 spp. in our area, >120 total(1)
circumtropical to warm temperate, >80% of spp. in the New World; in our area, e. Canada to FL-AZ(1)
our only representative of the tribe Lissomini Laporte 1835(2)