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Click Beetle (Elateridae)

Observed: 17th May 2010 By: DioctriaDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in InvertebratesDioctria’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Woodland edge. Is this the common Athous haemorrhoidalis or something else?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a click beetle (Agriotes obscurus) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Agriotes click beetles

There's a useful key to click beetles of genus Agriotes in the latest beetle news (vol. 2 issue 1), downloadable from the AES website:
http://www.amentsoc.org/publications/beetle-news/

See also the Kerbtier click beetle page (this is a German site, so includes non-British species and doesn't have all the British species, but it's very good):
http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFSearch.cgi?Fam=Elateridae

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Dioctria's picture

Thank you.

Many thanks for the IDs and links Martin, much appreciated.

David

Martin Harvey's picture

another key to click beetles

I've just noticed that Mark Telfer has provide an updated version on his website of Joy's 1932 key to click beetles:
http://markgtelfer.co.uk/beetles/elateridae-eucnemidae-and-throscidae/

It's a bit technical, but great to have this resource available to all.

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