Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Elateroidea - Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles

Cantharid? - Ditemnus latilobus - female Horistonotus simplex LeConte - Horistonotus simplex Chauliognathus misellus? - Chauliognathus misellus Orthostethus infuscatus? - Orthostethus infuscatus Lampyridae, dorsal - Pyractomena - male - female Cantharid? emerging from a collection of sifted grassland leaf litter - Atalantycha neglecta Horistonotus simplex? - Horistonotus simplex Soldier beetle Nov 2 - Rhagonycha
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)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Jacobsoniidae recently transferred to Derodontoidea(1)
12 families in our area, 17 total(2)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera, Beetles; Morphology and Systematics vol. 2
Richard A.B. Leschen, Rolf G. Beutel and John F. Lawrence. 2010. De Gruyter.
2.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P. et al. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.