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Species Conoderus xysticus

Conoderus xysticus (Candeze) - Conoderus xysticus Conoderus xysticus (Candèze) - Conoderus xysticus Conoderus xysticus (Candèze) - Conoderus xysticus click beetle? - Conoderus xysticus click beetle - Conoderus xysticus click beetle - Conoderus xysticus Conoderus xysticus
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 Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Conoderus
Species xysticus (Conoderus xysticus)
Explanation of Names
Conoderus xysticus (Candèze 1859)
Size
15-20 mm
Range
TX*(1) & LA (spmn in LASM; B.A. Mathison, pers. comm. to MAQ 2014) to C. America (Wayne Seifert, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2014); all US records are within the range of Atta texana
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*county records: Brazos(2), Edwards, Frio, Live Oak, Palo Pinto (Wayne Seifert, pers. comm. to MAQ, 2014; BG data)
Habitat
wide sandy coastal plain of TX & LA
Life Cycle
"1 adult captured as it was entering [an A. texana] nest; an adult and many fragments found in nest refuse."(3); a larva collected in an A. texana nest was identified as "Conoderus (prob. xysticus)"(4)
Remarks
comes to lights
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.
2.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
3.The Texas leaf-cutting ant and its control.
Walter et al. 1938. USDA Circular No. 494: 1-18.
4.Contents and structure Atta texana nest in summer.
Moser, J.C. 1963. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 56(3): 286–291.