Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Nematodes

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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 Macraulacinae
Genus Nematodes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypocaelus Dejean 1833, Emathion Laporte 1835, Sphaeocephalus Laporte 1835
Explanation of Names
Nematodes Berthold 1827
5 spp. in our area, ~50 total(1)
3-11 mm(2)
see (1)
worldwide, most diverse in the Neotropics; in our area, eastern: 2 spp. widely distributed, two have scattered records, and one is a FL endemic(1)
Largely found in forested areas