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Genus Melanotus

Click bug - Melanotus communis-complex - female Click Beetle - Melanotus 16 Click Beetle - Melanotus similis Elateridae - Melanotus Melanotus hyslopi - male Click beetle eating a female midge - Melanotus Click Beetle - Melanotus Elateridae - Melanotus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Elateriformia)
Superfamily Elateroidea
Family Elateridae (Click Beetles)
Subfamily Elaterinae
Tribe Melanotini
Genus Melanotus
Explanation of Names
Melanotus Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
>50 spp. in our area(1), almost 800 total
Size
5.2–18 mm(2)(3)
Identification
Key to NA spp. in(4)
claws pectinate:
Range
holarctic, Oriental, Afrotropical(5); across NA(6)
Remarks
our only representative of the subtribe Melanotina Candèze 1859 (1856)(1)
Works Cited
1.Johnson P.J. (2009) Classification of the Nearctic genera of Elateridae
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
4.Revision of click beetles of genus Melanotus in America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Elateridae).
Quate, L.W., and S.E. Thompson. 1967. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 121(3568): 1-83.
5.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 3. Coleoptera I
Lehr P.A., ed. 1989. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 572 pp.
6.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.