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Genus Idiotarsus

Idiotarsus errans (Horn) - Idiotarsus errans
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 Idiotarsus
Numbers
Approximately 21 species are known for the group world-wide. Greatest diversity are found in the Neotropical region. Of those, only one species is present in the Nearctic region.
Size
5.0-9.0 mm long.
Identification
Can be separated from Eucnemis based on dense vestitures on the dorsal surface of the body.
Range
Mainly subtropical and tropical in distribution. The spingle Nearctic species is restricted to southeastern part of the U.S.
Habitat
Largely found in forested areas.
Season
Early May through the end of June.
Food
Unknown.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.