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Species Isorhipis obliqua

Unknown beetle - Isorhipis obliqua - female Isorhipis obliqua (Say) - Isorhipis obliqua - male - female Elaterid? - Isorhipis obliqua - male Elaterid? - Isorhipis obliqua - female Eucnemidae - Isorhipis obliqua False Click Beetle (Isorhipis obliqua?) - Isorhipis obliqua false click beetle - Isorhipis obliqua - male Elaterid? - Isorhipis obliqua
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 Eucnemidae (False Click Beetles)
Subfamily Melasinae
Tribe Melasini
Genus Isorhipis
Species obliqua (Isorhipis obliqua)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isorhipis obliques (Say)
Size
5-10 mm (1)
Identification
Elongate, narrow, bicolored. Head, pronotum, underside mostly dark brown or black, appendages lighter. Antennomeres 4-10 flabellate in male, serrate in female. Pronotum with narrow groove limited to basal half. Elytra with distinct and punctate rows, yellowish with sides and tips dark brown. (2)
Range
e. NA (QC to GA-AR-TX) (3)
Habitat
Larvae develop in dry, hard heartwood of decaying hardwoods. (2)
Season
Adults active in summer, found on trunks of hardwoods, including maple (Acer) and beech (Fagus). (2)
Food
Hosts: various species deciduous trees (Acer, Betula, Cornus, Fagus, Platanus), mainly in decaying soft wood (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.A revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae
Muona J. 2000. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.