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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Genus Ampedus

Elateridae - Ampedus apicatus Click Beetle - Ampedus laesus Ampedus nigricollis? - Ampedus nigricollis Ampedus pullus in New Brunswick - Ampedus pullus Ampedus sellatus...? - Ampedus sellatus click beetle - Ampedus xanthomus  Ampedus nigricollis? - Ampedus nigricollis Click beetle - Ampedus sanguinipennis
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 Ampedus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ampedus Germar 1844 (or Dejean, 1833?)
>70 spp. in our area(1), almost 300 spp. worldwide(2)
mostly Holarctic(2)
our only representative of the subtribe Ampedina Gistel 1856