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Genus Eucnemis

Eucnemis americana
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 Eucneminae
Tribe Eucnemini
Genus Eucnemis
Explanation of Names
The genus name, Eucnemis derieved from greek meaning "well + boot"
Numbers
A Holarctic group with three known species world-wide. One of which is distributed in the Nearctic region.
Size
4.0-7.0 mm long.
Identification
Dark brown-black coloration, cylindrical-elongate form, shiny with sparse pubescence will separate the group from other closely related groups.
Range
Two species are distributed in Europe and Russia. Third species is present in western and northern North America.
Habitat
Largely found in forested areas.
Season
Late May through the end of July.
Food
Unknown.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Remarks
Closely related to the European Eucnemis capucina Ahrens. Can be separated by male genetalia, stronger median keel extending down the front side of the head and weaker punctuations on the elytra.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.