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Species Lycus simulans

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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 Lycinae
Tribe Lycini
Genus Lycus
Species simulans (Lycus simulans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lycus simulans (Schaeffer)
Orig. Comb: Lycostomus simulans Schaeffer 1911
11 mm (Type)
AZ - Map (1)(2)
June-July (BG data)
Type Locality: Huachuca Mountains, Cochise Co., AZ
See Also
This species is so very much like loripes that it is very likely mixed in collections with that species. Only two of our species, lateralis and loripes, have a narrower, elongate beak, which especially is very long and narrow in loripes, the rest of our species, including simulans, have a much shorter and broader beak. (Schaeffer 1911)
Print References
Schaeffer, C. 1911. New Coleoptera and miscellaneous notes. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 19: 113-126. (Full Text)
Internet References
Type Info - Smithsonian
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)