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Species Conoderus bellus

Conoderus bellus (Say) - Conoderus bellus Click Beetle - Conoderus bellus Tiny Click Beetle - Conoderus bellus Tiny Click Beetle - Conoderus bellus Black and red-brown click beetle - Conoderus bellus Conoderus sp. (bellus?) - Conoderus bellus Click (?) beetle with spots on wings - Conoderus bellus Conoderus bellus
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 Agrypninae
Tribe Oophorini
Genus Conoderus
Species bellus (Conoderus bellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conoderus bellus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Elater bellus Say 1824
Explanation of Names
bellus = 'beautiful'
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
e. US to CA(1)
Adults found under debris in moist habitats(1)
Are pests of tobacco(1)
common at lights(1)
Print References
Van Dyke E.C. (1932) Miscellaneous studies in the Elateridae and related families of Coleoptera. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., 4th Ser. 20(9): 291-465.
Jewett H.H. (1945) Life history of the wireworm Conoderus bellus (Say). Kentucky Agric. Expt. Sta. Bull. 472, 8 pp.
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.