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Genus Asiocnemis

Asiocnemis basalis (LeConte) - Asiocnemis basalis Asiocnemis hospitalis (Blanchard) - Asiocnemis hospitalis Asiocnemis mcclayi Muona - Asiocnemis mcclayi Asiocnemis nitens (Horn) - Asiocnemis nitens Eucnemid? - Asiocnemis mcclayi Eucnemid? - Asiocnemis mcclayi
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
Tribe Macraulacini
Genus Asiocnemis
Numbers
A world-wide genus with seven known species. Five of those species are present along the west coast of the Nearctic region.
Size
5.5-13.0 mm long.
Identification
The group is defined by longer than wide pronotum, simple claws and poorly defined lateral antennal grooves.


Key

1 Black species.....................................................................................................2
1' Brown species......................................................................................A. boharti Muona

2 Hairs on surface uniform, inconspicuous...........................................................................3
2' Hairs on surface bicolored, more conspicuous at the base of elytra.............................A. basalis (LeConte)

3 4th tarsomere two times wider than the 5th........................................................................4
3' 4th tarsomere slightly wider than the 5th..........................................................A. nitens (Horn)

4 Pronotum as shiny as the elytra....................................................................A. mcclayi Muona
4' Pronotum duller than the elytra...........................................................A. hospitalis (Blanchard)
Range
All Nearctic species are present along the west coast of North America.
Habitat
Largely found in high elevation forested areas.
Season
Early June through the end of September.
Food
May be utilizing logs of coniferous tree species for their development.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.