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Genus Lycus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Lycidae (Net-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Lycinae
Tribe Lycini
Genus Lycus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
recent changes(1):
L. fernandezi and L. lecontei transferred to Neolycus
L. fulvellus, loripes, minutus, rubescens, sagittatus, sanguineus, sanguinipennis and simulans transferred to Lycostomus Motschulsky 1861
L. arizonensis is the only sp. remaining in Lycus (Lycus)
Explanation of Names
Lycus Fabricius 1787
monotypic genus(1)
in our area, sw. US
larvae may be seen moving over open ground in the early evening(2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of net-winged beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from Mexico
Pérez-Hernández, C. L., Zaragoza-Caballero, S. & Romo-Galicia, A. 2019. Zootaxa 4623.2.2.
2.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.