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Genus Diplostethus

Click Beetle - Diplostethus Click Beetle - Diplostethus carolinensis ? - Diplostethus Diplostethus texanus Another Elaterid on my moth sheet last night - Diplostethus texanus Click Beetle - Diplostethus carolinensis Diplostethus? - Diplostethus Elateridae - Diplostethus
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 Elaterinae
Tribe Elaterini
Genus Diplostethus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diplostethus Schwarz 1906
4 spp. in our area(1)
D. opacicollis and D. peninsularis sw. US
D. texanus OK-TX-AZ
D. carolinensis se. US
Works Cited
1.Monograph of the subtribe Elaterina (Insecta: Coleoptera: Elateridae: Elaterinae).
Schimmel R. and D. Tarnawski. 2010. Genus 21(3): 325–487.