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Genus Diplostethus

Click Beetle - Diplostethus texanus beetle - Diplostethus carolinensis largish click - Diplostethus carolinensis Diplostethus? - Diplostethus opacicollis Diplostethus opacicollis? - Diplostethus opacicollis Diplostethus carolinensis Click beetle - Diplostethus opacicollis Orthostethus pectinicornis ? - Diplostethus opacicollis - male
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
3 spp. in our area(1)
D. opacicollis 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.