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Genus Lycus

Net-winged Beetles mating - Lycus arizonensis - male - female Lycus loripes Small Lycus mating on oak - Lycus loripes Back to the lek tree - Lycus simulans - male - female larva - Lycus Lycus sanguineus (Gorham) - Lycus sanguineus Lycus fernandezi? - Lycus fernandezi - male - female Elateroidea - Lycus sanguineus
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 Lycidae (Net-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Lycinae
Tribe Lycini
Genus Lycus
Explanation of Names
Lycus Fabricius 1787
Greek (λυκος) 'wolf'
Numbers
11 spp. in our area(1)
Range
pantropical genus; in our area, sw. US (TX-AZ, CO)(1)
Habitat
larvae may be seen moving over open ground in the early evening(1)
Internet References
Chemoecology. Eisner, T et al. Defensive Chemistry of Lycid Beetles and of Mimetic Cerambycid Beetles that Feed on Them
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.