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Species Alaus zunianus - Zuni Click Beetle

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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 Hemirhipini
Genus Alaus
Species zunianus (Zuni Click Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Alaus zunianus Casey, 1893
5 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
White markings on elytra are patchy and clumped, in contrast to A. oculatus which has smaller, more evenly dispersed white spots.
A. lusciosus is very similar but probably does not overlap in range. (E.G. Riley, pers. comm. to JSR, 2008)
AZ (BG data)
May-Aug (BG data)
Print References
Casey, T.L. 1893. Coleopterological Notices. V. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 7: 281-606, plate 1.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.