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Genus Diphytaxis

Diphytaxis excavata Horn - Diphytaxis excavata - female Diphytaxis excavata Horn - Diphytaxis excavata - female
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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Macraulacinae
Tribe Macraulacini
Genus Diphytaxis
Numbers
A single species is known for a group largely distributed in the Neotropics.
Size
10.0-13.0 mm long.
Identification
Confused with Onichodon and Fornax. The group can be separated from those genera based on its very wide lateral antennal grooves.
Range
Known from Southern Mexico and parts of Central America, the species is also present in south-central United States and Cuba.
Habitat
Largely found in forested areas.
Season
Mid April through the middle of August.
Food
Unknown.
Life Cycle
Unknown.
Remarks
Sexual dimorphism exists for the group. Males have pectinate antennae. Females have strongly serrate antennae.
Print References
Muona, J. 2000. A Revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica. 212: 106 pp.