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Tribe Elaterini

Sericus fusiformis - Sericus honestus Large Click Beetle - Orthostethus infuscatus Brown beetle - Orthostethus infuscatus click beetle - Elater abruptus Diplostethus carolinensis? - Diplostethus carolinensis Click Beetle - Elater pinguis Click beetle - Diplostethus opacicollis Unknown Beetle - Diplostethus texanus
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
Tribe Elaterini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised in (1) (some spp. reassingned to diff. genera since)
19 spp. in 8 genera north of Mexico(2)
keys to spp. in (1)
worldwide and throughout NA
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American elaterid beetles of the tribe Elaterini (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
L. C. Roache . 1960. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Vol. 86, No. 4, pp. 275-324.
2.Johnson P.J. (2009) Classification of the Nearctic genera of Elateridae