Elateridae


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Related to Elateridae: click beetle, snapping beetle
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Noun1.Elateridae - click beetles and certain firefliesElateridae - click beetles and certain fireflies
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
elater, elaterid, elaterid beetle - any of various widely distributed beetles
genus Pyrophorus, Pyrophorus - tropical click beetles
wireworm - wormlike larva of various elaterid beetles; feeds on roots of many crop plants
References in classic literature ?
Waterhouse informs me, that of the Harpalidae there are eight or nine species -- the forms of the greater number being very peculiar; of Heteromera, four or five species; of Rhyncophora, six or seven; and of the following families one species in each: Staphylinidae, Elateridae, Cebrionidae, Melolonthidae.
Wood (1982) also cited the coleopteran families Cleridae, Colydiidae (= Zopheridae), Cucujidae, Elateridae, Histeridae, Cybocephalidae, Rhizophagidae (Monotomidae), Staphylinidae, and Trogositidae as reported by Chamberlin (1939) as major predators of Scolytidae.
Coleoptera Curculionidae Xyloterinus Coleoptera Derodontidae Derodontus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Acilius Coleoptera Dytiscidae Agabetes Coleoptera Dytiscidae Agabus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Bidessonotus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Copelatus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Copelatus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Coptotomus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Laccophilus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Neoporus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Rhantus Coleoptera Dytiscidae Thermonectus Coleoptera Elateridae Ampedus Coleoptera Elateridae Ampedus Coleoptera Elateridae Ctenicera Coleoptera Elateridae Ctenicera Coleoptera Elateridae Glyphonyx?
3 Dt 1 1 A Collembola Dt 10 5 A Coleoptera, Elateridae Pr 26 15 I Coleoptera, Scirtidae Dt 481 24 I Diptera, Chironomidae Dt 54 16 I Diptera, Culicidae, Culex sp Dt 32 12 I Diptera, Drosophilidae Dt 1 1 A Diptera, Muscidae Dt 2 1 I Diptera, Tipulidae Dt 7 5 I Diptera, Ceratopogonidae Dt 10 8 I Embioptera Dt 1 1 A Homoptera, Aphidae Hb 1 1 A Homoptera, Cicadellidae Hb 1 1 A Hymenoptera, Formicidae (*) Pr 3 1 A * Isoptera, Termitidae (*) Dt 11 4 A * Lepidoptera Hb 46 13 I Orthoptera, Gryllidae Hb 5 5 A Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae Hb 7 7 A+I TOTAL Hb 874
2 04-28 to 05-19 Tychius stephensi Schoenherr 1 07-07 Dermestidae Dermestes rattus rattus (LeConte) 3 07-30 to 08-04 Derodontidae Derodontus maculatus (Melsheimer) 4 10-02 to 11-04 Elateridae Aeolus mellilus (Say) 1 08-27 Agriotes quebecensis Brown 13 04-28 to 06-29 Ampedus areolatus (Say) 1 06-09 Ampedus linteus (Say) 1 08-24 Ampedus nigricollis (Herbst) 1 05-12 Ampedus sanguinipennis (Say) 1 04-28 Ampedus semicinctus (Randall) 1 06-09 Athous brightwelli (Kirby) 1 06-23 Athous cucullatus (Say) 1 08-12 Ctenicera caricinus (Germar) 2 04-21 Ctenicera cylindriformis (Herbst) 6 04-28 to 05-05 Ctenicera hamata (Say) 1 06-23 Ctenicera lobatus (VanDyke) 1 04-28 Ctenicera pyrrhos (Herbst) 16 07-14 to 07-27 Ctenicera vernalis (Hentz) 1 04-28 Dalopius spp.