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Genus Melanotus

Melanotus communis - Melanotus communis-complex Melanotus sp? - Melanotus Melanotus - Melanotus cribriventris - male Elateridae - Melanotus Elateridae - Melanotus Melanotus longulus oregonensis - Melanotus longulus Click Beetle - Melanotus Elateridae - Hemicrepidius hemipodus - click beetle? - Melanotus
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 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.