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Species Melasis pectinicornis

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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 Melasis
Species pectinicornis (Melasis pectinicornis)
Explanation of Names
Melasis pectinicornis Melsheimer, 1846
Size
4-8.5 mm (1)
Range
e US (TX-FL-NY-OK); fairly common (2)
Food
hosts: Acer (apparently preferred), Betula, Fagus, Quercus, Nyssa, Ulmus (2)
Print References
Muona, J. 2001. A revision of North American Eucnemidae. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.A revision of the Nearctic Eucnemidae
Muona J. 2000. Acta Zoologica Fennica 212: 1-106.