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Species Hylis californicus

Hylis californicus Van Dyke - Hylis californicus Hylis californicus Van Dyke - Hylis californicus
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 Melasinae
Tribe Epiphanini
Genus Hylis
Species californicus (Hylis californicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally described as a Hypocoelus by Van Dyke
Explanation of Names
Species named for the state in which is was collected and described.
5.8-6.5 mm long.
Species differs from other Nearctic species by the form of their antennae and larger size. Males have an elongated terminal antennal segment. Terminal four antennomeres are slightly elongate in female specimens.
Largely found in high elevation forested areas.
Mid June through the end of July.
Life Cycle
The Eucnemid is closely related to an extinct, undescribed species in Eocene Baltic Amber.
Print References
Van Dyke, E.C. 1932. Miscellaneus studies in the Elateridae and related families of Coleoptera. Proceedings of the Californian Academy of Sciences 20(9): 291-299.
Muona, J. 1991. The Eucnemidae of South-east Asia and the West Pacific - A Biogeographical Study. Australian Systematic Botany 4: 165-182.
Muona, J. 1993. Eucnemidae and Throscidae from Baltic amber (Coleoptera). Entomologische Bl├Ątter. 89: 15-45.
Muona, J. 2000. A revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.