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Genus Hemiopsida

Hemiopsida robusta (Van Dyke) - Hemiopsida robusta
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 Macraulacinae
Genus Hemiopsida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(=Lycaon Blackburn, 1871, nec Brookes, 1827)
(=Neolycaon Blackburn, 1900)
Numbers
World-wide, 15 species are known for the group. Greatest majority are distributed in the southern hemisphere from South-east Asia to Australia. Only one species is present in the Nearctic region.
Size
6.5-8.5 mm long.
Identification
The group can be identified based on the long mandibles without a secondary tooth and simple hypomera.
Range
Single species is a Californian endemic.
Habitat
largely found in forested areas.
Season
Early July through mid August.
Food
Unknown.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Remarks
The Nearctic species is closely related to an extinct species found in Baltic amber (Muona, 1991 & 1993).
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.