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Genus Melanotus

Click Beetle - Melanotus communis-complex click beetles - Melanotus Beetle - Melanotus americanus - male Melanotus ? - Melanotus Melanotus? - Melanotus similis Melanotus pilosus Blatchley, 1910 - Melanotus pilosus - male Melanotus sagittarius - male Elateridae - 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 Ampedini
Genus Melanotus
Explanation of Names
Melanotus Eschscholtz 1829
Numbers
>50 spp. in our area(1), >250 worldwide(2)
Size
5.2–18 mm(3)(4)
Identification
Key to NA spp. in(5)
claws pectinate:
Range
holarctic, Oriental, Afrotropical(2); across NA(6)
Remarks
our only representative of the subtribe Melanotina Candèze 1859 (1856)(1)
Some specimens found hibernating under bark.
Works Cited
1.Johnson P.J. (2009) Classification of the Nearctic genera of Elateridae
2.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.
3.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
4.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
5.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.
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.