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Species Ampedus fuscatus

Click Beetle - Ampedus fuscatus Click Beetle - Ampedus fuscatus click beetle - Ampedus fuscatus Click Beetle - Ampedus fuscatus Ampedus fuscatus (Melsheimer) - Ampedus fuscatus - male Ampedus fuscatus (Melsheimer) - Ampedus fuscatus - male Click Beetle - Ampedus fuscatus Ampedus melanotoides - Ampedus fuscatus - male
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 Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea (Click, Firefly and Soldier Beetles)
Family Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Elaterinae
Tribe Ampedini
Genus Ampedus
Species fuscatus (Ampedus fuscatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ampedus fuscatus (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Elater fuscatus Melsheimer, 1846
Sometimes treated as jr. syn of Ampedus nigricans Germar, e.g. (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
fusc (L). 'dusky, brown' (3)
Numbers
71 spp. n. of Mex. (4)
Size
8 mm (BG data)
Range
e NA (TX-FL-QC-MN) (5),(2)
See Also
Print References
Melsheimer, F.E. 1845. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 2: 213-223.
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of the Coleoptera of America, North of Mexico ("The Leng Catalogue")
Charles W. Leng. 1920. John D. Sherman, Jr., Mount Vernon, NY. x + 470 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
4.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.
5.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.