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Photo#545865
False Click Beetle - Schizophilus subrufus

False Click Beetle - Schizophilus subrufus
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 14, 2011
Size: 8.7mm
Attracted to lights.

Moved
Moved from Elaterinae.

I really.....
have a good idea on the beetle. It is Schizophilus subrufus (Randall). It is hard to see how the second segment is placed on the basal segment. From that angle of the image, it appears the second segment is subterminally placed on the basal segment. That is the best way to separate the eucnemid species from those Melanotus type of elaterids. I am going to move the image to reflect my suspicions on the identity of this critter. It is a great find, for a very rare eucnemid species.

 
amazing...
thanks a ton for this treat, Tom and Robert.
sorry i screwed up, but at least my 'hmm' was justified...

 
When I saw the image....
I had to investigate. After I saw your heading of the subject, I got that sense there were some doubt on the identity. I am glad to help with the identification. This is my favorite eucnemid. Dr. Young and I published a paper on its highly unusual larval form discovered in Wisconsin.

hmm...
Moved from Click Beetles.

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