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Genus Hylochares

Hylochares nigricornis
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 Hylocharini
Genus Hylochares
Explanation of Names
Hylochares Laporte 1834
Numbers
a single species in our area, ~7 spp. total
Size
4.5-10.0 mm
Identification
Dark brown to black species with lateral impressions and a median groove on the pronotum.
Range
limited to a narrow band across approximately eight states in the central part of e US(1)
Season
late May through early Aug(1)
Food
Larvae have been found in willows, elms and beech(1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae
Muona J. 2000. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.