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Genus Eropterus

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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 Lycidae (Net-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Erotinae
Genus Eropterus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eros in part
Explanation of Names
Eropterus Green 1951
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, many more in the Old World(1)
Identification
Small lycids. E. trilineatus, a widespread eastern species, is all dark except for yellow (orange?) sides of pronotum, which has six weakly divided cells, compared to strongly divided cells in the similar Platycis sculptilis(2):
Range
Holarctic, most diverse in e. Asia; in our area, e. NA (ME-FL to ON-TX)(1)
Season
May-Jul (E. trilineatus in NC)(3)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.How to Know the Beetles
Ross H. Arnett, N. M. Downie, H. E. Jaques. 1980. Wm. C. Brown Publishers.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.