yellow with apical third black; L. 12-15 mm. shining black, diffusely punctured; el. brighter red, more shining, more diffusely punctured. Provisional atlas of the click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) of Britain and Ireland. Hodge & Jones (1995) report that A. angustulus has been recorded from “River Vyrnwy, Melverley, Shropshire; R. Ithon, Radnorshire and near Priddy, Somerset”. glabrous, or almost so, sutural angle distinctly acute (Pl.

1, 2; l.; by general sweeping. 12 (11). pitchy, th. ; Eng. [Th. quadrate or slightly elongate, parallel-sided for hinder two-thirds; Eng. strongly serrate in both sexes.] more elongate (Pl. 1; vl. and legs as in ♀; ♀ broader, hd. –> Athous haemorrhoidalis, 8 (7). –> PROSTERNON.

almost densely punctured; ant. ; L. 6– 8.5 mm. S.E., Yorks, Irel. The Eastern-eyed Click Beetle has a similar-looking relative in the southwestern U.S. called the Southwestern Eyed Click Beetle, as well as cousins on the West Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. about twice as long as broad. Joint 2 of ant. slightly shorter than 3 (Pl. 5 (6). Classey Ltd, Faringdon. ], 38 (39). with distinct outstanding pubescence; legs yellow; by general sweeping. N., Scot.

pectinate; L. 8-10 mm. S. to Cheshire; vl. often reddish. 4. black, legs yellow; L. 6-8 mm. ; Brit., Irel. less distinctly contracted from base to apex, with a slight yellowish tinge, to yellowish, normally with a variable black sutural mark; ant. Although famed for their beauty, we know surprisingly little about these beetle gems. with joints 3-10 more pectinate (Pl. 5 (6). Joint 2 of ant. Reprinted in slightly reduced format in 1976 by E.W. Th. with distinct white pubescence in more or less of a pattern, sutural angle a right angle, and serrate joints of ant.

Th. Not coloured thus; th. L.; r.; by sweeping. longer than rest of ant. 128, 6); el. –> DENTICOLLIS, 5 (6). vestigialis. This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a … Sutural angle of el. Th. 127, 16); black, legs pitchy-red, tarsi yellowish-red; ant. slightly elongate, or if quadrate or transverse L. 7-10 mm. ; Eng. somewhat elongate, and very finely and almost densely punctured (Selatosomus etc., 58 (57)).

–> dermestoides, 4 (1). Hind margin and sides of th. 127, 6) [Note: Joy’s key uses “th. red, joint 1 black, tibiae black, tarsi red; L. 10-15 mm. 128, 4); L. 16-18 mm. very rarely black; L. 10-13 mm. simple (Pl. 1 (4). S.E. Reprinted in slightly reduced format in 1976 by E.W.

On the banks of rivers, under stones, etc.

128, 18). broadest at base.] 127, 10), black, with a slight greenish or coppery reflection; th. not, or slightly, angled with side; joints 8-10 of ant. 127, 3). with joints 8-10 slightly serrate, with a raised ridge in the middle of each (Pl. Supplément au Bulletin mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon. The resultant text was then manually checked against the original to spot and correct any errors introduced by the OCR process (but some could still remain). Joy added a footnote at this point: “I am not quite satisfied with this part of the key; there is still much difference of opinion about these species.”, 17 (18). red, generally with centre and sides darker (Pl. –> sordidus, With scattered yellow recumbent pubescence; hind angle of th. 128, 14), el. Plate 127 127, 7); th. and el. [Pubescence black or yellow; disc of th. This version has then been edited to update nomenclature, add additional species and a few corrections, comments and hyperlinks. [l.]. strongly and densely punctured, with a keel on upper surface of hind angle; L. 11-15 mm. A funny thing. Identification. Two volumes. Th. 127, 10); legs yellow; l; generally on the coast. [Th.

densely punctured throughout; hd., th., ant.

Joint 3 of ant. –> ISCHNODES.

We specialise in the preservation of archaeological and ethnographic objects, rare books and archives, and biology and geology collections. quadrate or elongate.] broadest behind middle (Pl. Joy’s keys included three species in three separate genera. Joy’s key omitted Selatosomus melancholicus, Selatosomus cruciatus and Aplotarsus angustulus. with an impression at middle of base only, disc somewhat diffusely punctured; el. Reading: British Entomological and Natural History Society. –> Ctenicera pectinicornis, 4 (3). simple; L. 1.5-2 mm. more elongate (Pl. ; l.; in marshy places.] Eng.

Many kinds of organisms live by feeding on dead bodies. Th. M.; r.; in old willows.

128, 11). –> marginatus, ATHOUS (part: 1 of 5 species) (Orthathous in Joy), Th. ], 23 (26). with a somewhat indistinct keel; el. 7th December 2013: addition of a reference for Isorhipis melasoides and two references for additional identification help with genus Ampedus, and minor corrections. 128, 19); el. –> SELATOSOMUS, APLOTARSUS and PARAPHOTISTUS. less elongate (Pl. 7, Dalopius marginatus S. to Worcester; vl.

They spend up to four years underground munching through plant roots and stem bases until pupating and emerging as adult click beetles. pitchy, ant. El.

2 (1). black, except perhaps joints 1-3. This may help them escape predators. Click Beetles Facts, Identification, & Control Scientific Name. 11 (14). S. to Lancs; vl. Joy’s keys omit the rare saproxylic Aulonothroscus brevicollis which differs from Trixagus species by having undivided eyes (illustrated at FHL15: 225 (Leseigneur (1998)). 2008 edition. You have reached the end of the page. Joy’s keys to Elateridae, Eucnemidae and Throscidae. –> Oedostethus quadripustulatus, Pitchy-red to black, ant. quadrate or transverse, with front margin much narrower than space between tips of hind angles (Pl. 1 (2). [Lloyd Garvey notes that Melanotus villosus/ castanipes keys out here. closely punctured; el. El. with joints 8-10 less than twice as long as broad. much shorter than next two; el. 128, 1); th. ; Scot. 128, 19), but th. ; in decaying timber.

with central furrow extending whole length; el. –> quercicola, 22 (21). This is now a live document with scope for improvement!

less serrate, 9 and 10 only slightly so. extremely finely, and almost densely, punctured. All the British eucnemids except Isorhipis melasoides can be identified using a key by A.A. Allen in a 1969 EmM paper (see References). Click beetles are found throughout Australia. and legs black; Eng.

); sutural angle of el. [Eng. shorter in proportion to th., and joints 4-10 of ant.