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Genus Elater

 Elater pinguis - Elater pinguis Elater abruptus Say - Elater abruptus - male Elater abruptus? - Elater abruptus Elaterid - Elater lecontei tarsi of left middle and hind legs, click beetle - Elater abruptus Ready for take-off - Elater lecontei Click Beetle - Elater lecontei Large Click Beetle - Elater
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 Elaterini
Genus Elater
Explanation of Names
Elater Linnaeus 1758
Greek 'driver, hurler', referring to its way of hurling itself into the air when it clicks
Numbers
6 spp. in our area(1), ~20 total(2)
Range
in our area, e. & w. coastal US(1)