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Genus Cardiophorus

Clickbeetle - Cardiophorus Click Beetle - Cardiophorus gagates Cardiophorus togatus Horn - Cardiophorus togatus Generic but cooperative little black beetle - Cardiophorus pubescens Cardiophorus Dark Gray Click Beetle - Cardiophorus Cardiophorus Click Beetle? - Cardiophorus click beetle - Cardiophorus edwardsi
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 Cardiophorinae
Genus Cardiophorus
Explanation of Names
Cardiophorus Eschscholtz 1829
Latin 'heart-bearer' (refers to the shape of scutellum)
Numbers
one of the most speciose beetle genera, with >80 spp. in our area(1) and >600 spp. worldwide
Identification
eastern NA fauna revised in(2)