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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 Anchastus

black and brown Click Beetle - Anchastus signaticollis Click Beetle - Anchastus binus Anchastus fumicollis Fall - Anchastus fumicollis Unknown beetle - Anchastus fumicollis Click Beetle Anchastus binus? - Anchastus binus Small elaterid? - Anchastus cinereipennis Anchastus signaticollis? - Anchastus signaticollis Orange-shouldered click beetle - Anchastus binus
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 Elaterinae
Tribe Ampedini
Subtribe Physorhinina
Genus Anchastus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elatrinus Horn 1871
Explanation of Names
Anchastus LeConte 1853
17 spp. in our area(1)
Key to spp.: Van Dyke (1932)
e. & so. US to OR-CA(1)
Print References
Van Dyke E.C. (1932) Miscellaneous studies in the Elateridae and related families of Coleoptera. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series, 20(9): 291-465.