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Species Elonus basalis

Elonus basalis (LeConte) - Elonus basalis Red shoulders and thick antennae - Elonus basalis Other angle - Elonus basalis Mating antlike leaf beetles - Elonus basalis - male - female Elonus basalis? - Elonus basalis Elonus basalis Aderid - Elonus basalis Elonus basalis
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
Species basalis (Elonus basalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly confused with E. gruberi(1)
Explanation of Names
Elonus basalis (LeConte 1855)
basalis refers to the basal elytral band
2.8-3.0 mm(2)
Distinct from other nearctic species with orange elytral marks by its elongate antenna (antennomeres 4–9 twice as long as wide), the unusually long male genitalia, and a post-median elytral stripe of whitish pubescence, distinct under side lighting in both sexes, even in old specimens(1)
e NA (QC-FL to ON-MN-TX)(2)(3)
common at lights
Works Cited
1.A review of North American Elonus species, with description of E. gruberi n. sp. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea: Aderidae)
Gompel, N. 2017. Zootaxa.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.