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Tribe Ampedini

Click Beetles - Melanotus communis-complex Dipropus fuscus - Dipropus soleatus Click Beetle - Ampedus nigricollis Elateridae - Melanotus Lost River Beetle - Ampedus areolatus Click1 - Melanotus Click beetle larva - Melanotus similis Smaller Elaterid - Melanotus similis
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
Tribe Ampedini
Explanation of Names
Ampedini Gistel 1856
Numbers
the largest tribe of the Elaterinae, with ca. 160 spp. in 7 genera in our area, divided into 3 subtribes(1)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA