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Species Agriotes sputator

Agriotes sputator
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 Agriotini
Subtribe Agriotina
Genus Agriotes
Species sputator (Agriotes sputator)
Explanation of Names
Agriotes (Agriotes) sputator (Linnaeus 1758)
Range
native to, and widespread across w. Palaearctic (east to C. Asia)(1), adventive in NA (Maritime Canada)(2)
Habitat
pastures, grasslands; in NS may be extremely abundant in wheat fields(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NB 1939(2)