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Species Lycus sanguineus

Netwinged Beetle Larva ? - Lycus sanguineus Netwinged Beetle Larva ? - Lycus sanguineus Lycid larva? - Lycus sanguineus Lycus sanguineus Gorham - Lycus sanguineus Lycus sanguineus (Gorham) - Lycus sanguineus Elateroidea - Lycus sanguineus Hemipteran 5.3.18 - Lycus sanguineus Lycus sanguineus
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 Lycidae (Net-winged Beetles)
Subfamily Lycinae
Tribe Lycini
Genus Lycus
Species sanguineus (Lycus sanguineus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lycus sanguineus (Gorham)
Orig. Comb: Lycostomus sanguineus Gorham 1884
Explanation of Names
sanguin (L). 'blood' (1)
11 spp. n. of Mex. (2)
1 and 2. Larvae. 3. Adult. 4. Brachypterous female

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2015
AZ to w.TX / n. MEX (3)
Life Cycle
Despite anecdotal accounts that larvae are carnivores, probably most, if not all, feed on myxomycetes or metabolic products of fungi (Lawrence 1982)
Adult lycids eat nectar and honeydew.
Print References
Lawrence, J.F. 1982. Coleoptera. Pp. 482-553 In: S.P. Parker. (editor) Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms, Volume 2. McGraw Hill. New York, NY.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
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.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.