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Species Limonius basilaris

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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 Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Dendrometrinae
Tribe Dendrometrini
Subtribe Dendrometrina
Genus Limonius
Species basilaris (Limonius basilaris)
Explanation of Names
Limonius basilaris (Say 1823)
Identification
Black on top except for yellow or brown hind angles of pronotum, legs and first antenomere
Range
QC-ON-ID to FL-TX(1)(2)
See Also
Often found with L. quercinus which has an all-black pronotum and longer antennomeres 2+3
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American species of Limonius (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
Al Dhafer H.M. 2005. Transactions of the North American Entomological Society 135(3): 209-352.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.