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Genus Dendrocharis

Dendrocharis flavicornis (Guerin-Meneville) - Dendrocharis flavicornis Dendrocharis inexpecta - Dendrocharis inexspectata Dendrocharis? - Dendrocharis flavicornis Dendrocharis? - Dendrocharis flavicornis TX - Bostrichid - Dendrocharis inexspectata TX - Bostrichid - Dendrocharis inexspectata TX - Bostrichid - Dendrocharis inexspectata TX - Bostrichid - Dendrocharis inexspectata
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 Eucneminae
Genus Dendrocharis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Guérin-Méneville created a subgenus Dendrocharis for the group, in which he originally described as members of Galba. Later, Dendrocharis was elevated to genus level.
A world-wide group with approximately nine species known, with the greatest diversity in S.E. Asian region. Of those, two species are distributed in the Nearctic region.
7.0-11.0 mm long.
The group is best identified by their form.


1 Eltra even. Lateral sides of abdoninal sterna with evenly dispersed setae...................D. inexspectata Muona
1' Elytra uneven. Lateral side of abdominal sterna with patches of setae............D. flavicornis (Guérin-Méneville)
Group is mainly distributed in the subtropical and tropical zones. The two species in the Nearctic region is present in the S.E. area of the U.S.
Largely found in forested areas.
Early March through the end of June.
Life Cycle
The group is closely related to Scopulifer from S.E. Asia, as well as Bossionus and Buckia, both from South America.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.