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Genus Lygistopterus

Strange black larva - Lygistopterus Strange black larva - Lygistopterus Net-winged Beetle - Lygistopterus rubripennis - male - female Beetle or ? - Lygistopterus rubripennis Beetle larva under bark? - Lygistopterus rubripennis Lygistopterus rubripennis LeConte - Lygistopterus rubripennis  On Ceanothus at about 8000 feet - Lygistopterus ignitus Lygistopterus rubripennis
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 Calochrominae
Genus Lygistopterus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Adoceta Bourgeois 1882(1)
Explanation of Names
Lygistopterus Mulsant 1838 [Dejean 1833 in(2)]
3 spp. in our area(2)
holarctic & Oriental(1); in our area, sw. US (CO-NM-AZ)(2)
Works Cited
1.Congruence between morphology and molecular phylogeny: the reclassification of Calochromini ...
Michal Motyka, Michal Masek, and Ladislav Bocak. 2017. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 180, No. 1, pp. 47-65.
2.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.