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Subfamily Elaterinae

Melanotus ?? - Melanotus communis-complex Click Beetle - Ampedus nigricollis Click Beetle - Dipropus simplex Beetle - Melanotus Small hairy clicker - Glyphonyx testaceus Elateridae - Melanotus click beetle?? - Parallelostethus attenuatus Orthostethus pectinicornis? - Orthostethus pectinicornis
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 Elaterinae
Numbers
~330 spp. in 20 genera arranged into 4 tribes in our area(1)(2)
Identification
Body not broadly ovate and strongly flattened; relatively straight or only slightly curved ventrally; circular in cross-section; body, as viewed from above elongate and more or less parallel-sided. Vestiture consisting of fine hairs or setae only. Dorsal surfaces more or less heavily pigmented or sclerotized; generally smooth, or generally granulate or tuberculate. Ventral surfaces more or less heavily pigmented.
Range
worldwide and throughout NA