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Genus Elonus

Clerid? - Elonus hesperus Elonus basalis (LeConte) - Elonus basalis Beetle - Elonus hesperus Beetle - Elonus nebulosus - male Beetle - Elonus basalis Elonus basalis - Elonus hesperus aderid - Elonus hesperus - male Hairy Beetle - Elonus hesperus
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 Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Tenebrionoidea (Fungus, Bark, Darkling and Blister Beetles)
Family Aderidae (Ant-like Leaf Beetles)
Tribe Aderini
Subtribe Syzetoninina
Genus Elonus
Explanation of Names
Elonus Casey 1895
Numbers
7 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
key to spp. in Gompel (2017)(1)
Range
e. NA to AZ(2), north to NS-ON(3)
Habitat
on the leaves of broad-leaved plants; come to lights (mostly males!)(4)
Works Cited
1.A review of North American Elonus species, with description of E. gruberi n. sp. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae)
Gompel, N. 2017. Zootaxa 4338: 533–545.
2.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.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.The Nearctic species of Elonus (Coleoptera: Aderidae)
Werner F.G. 1992. Psyche 1999(4): 245-264.