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Genus Entomophthalmus

Entomophthalmus rufiolus Entomophthalmus rufiolus False Click Beetle - Entomophthalmus rufiolus Entomophthalmus rufiolus (LeConte) - Entomophthalmus rufiolus Entomophthalmus rufiolus Entomophthalmus rufiolus larva - Entomophthalmus rufiolus Entomophthalmus rufiolus - male Entomophthalmus rufiolus - male
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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Melasinae
Tribe Dirhagini
Genus Entomophthalmus
Numbers
22 species are distributed world wide. Of those, only one species is found in the Nearctic region.
Size
2.0-5.0 mm long.
Identification
The group is best identified by examining their second and third antennomeres. They are extremely short and subequal.
Range
The group is found largely in tropical and subtropical regions, extending as far north as southern Canada.
Habitat
Thrives largely in forested areas.
Season
Mid June through early September.
Food
Unknown.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.