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Genus Lycus

  - Lycus fernandezi Lycus sp mating - Lycus - male - female larva - Lycus Elateroidea - Lycus sanguineus Lycus fernandezi Lycus sanguipennis? - Lycus sanguinipennis Lycus arizonensis? - Lycus arizonensis - male - female Lycus sp. ? - Lycus
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'
11 spp. in our area(1)
pantropical genus; in our area, sw. US (TX-AZ, CO)(1)
larvae may be seen moving over open ground in the early evening(1)
Classification currently has changed(2);
L. arizonensis only remains in Lycus (Lycus);
L. fernandezi and L. lecontei now classified as Neolycus
[both generic and subgeneric status found for taxon];
L. fulvellus, loripes, minutus, rubescens, sagittatus, sanguineus, sanguinipennis and simulans
now transferred to Lycostomus Motschulsky, 1861
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.
2.Checklist of net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from Mexico
Pérez-Hernández, C. L., Zaragoza-Caballero, S. & Romo-Galicia, A. 2019. Zootaxa 4623.2.2.